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ive just bought a boat from a friend and it came with a gps. my question is how do you find wrecks and reefs with it, i don't mean how do you use the gps i mean is there a list of wreck positions written down somewhere.
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ps i live on anglesey
 

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ive just bought a boat from a friend and it came with a gps. my question is how do you find wrecks and reefs with it, i don't mean how do you use the gps i mean is there a list of wreck positions written down somewhere.
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john
ps i live on anglesey
Depends how good a friend he is, I wouldn't be surprised if the waypoint list (which is what you need to look for) is wiped clean!
 

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it comes with a gps and it wont get here till fri maybe as its in Cardiff. and yes hes a very good friend as hes letting me have it very cheep. does the gps come with this way point list
 

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The GPS does not have a list of wrecks in it from the factory, you need to put them in yourself, in the Waypoints section of the memory.
 
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ok cheers
anyone out there got any good marks for me
Have you got next weeks lottery numbers for me:unsure:.
Seriously though, decent wreck marks are guarded like the crown jewels. Hopefully your mate will have left them in the GPS for you but if not then do a search online of any local dive clubs. They often have the coordinates of wrecks on them.
 

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I have most of them in Caernarfon bay, what day do you want to do the swap, OK if we leave it to a rollover?
 
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When you can afford it get yourself a cheap plotter with a recent electronic chart. Most wrecks are marked on them. It is then just a matter of circling the position until you find it then putting your own mark on the plotter.
 

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I have a rather useful book called ' Dive Dorset'.

It's worth looking to see if there's one for your area.
 

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What area are you fishing?
 

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If you want to find some wrecks in your area, look at a few diving sites. They will give you GPS locations and some have photographs and descriptions of the wreck and fish that are around it. I have found them a usefull tool. Just google "dive wrecks (area)" and see what you get!
 

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You could try here http://www.admiraltyleisure.co.uk/diveSite.asp
I understand it's about £5 a wreck, but I guess they couldn't stop a bunch of us clubbling together and sharing the data - wouldn't do to resell it though tut tut.
I've also just managed to pick a few off http://users.pandora.be/tree/wreck/wreck-database/chart.html?chartId=3 there ain't many on their database around my neck of the woods but you could be luckier if more mariners weren't.
THANX FOR THE LINK IT HAS THE POSITION OF ONE OF THE WRECKS IN MILLFORD HAVEN IV BEEN TRYING TO GET INFO ON FOR A WHILE, CHEERS MATE AND A NUMBER OF WRECKS AROUND IT CANT WAIT TO GIVE IT A GO.
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Finding wrecks is easy... It's just a tad expensive that's all :)

Charted positions are reasonably accurate but don't expect to put a waypoint into your GPS and land exactly on the wreck.
 
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