+mochalatte Posted May 21, 2004 Share Posted May 21, 2004 Ok, I'm not usually such a dimwit, but I pulled a boner with my 60CS by attaching the lanyard to that rubber webbing thing on the top of the unit going between the antenna and the top of the unit case. "Gee," I thought, "seems like a flemsy place to mount a lanyard, but maybe it is reinfoced with a cord inside." No, it isn't. Everything was fine for a couple of months until I snagged a branch with the GPS while on my mountain bike. I didn't even notice the real connection point next to the USB connector until I called Garmin. WARNING: don't attach the lanyard to the black rubber webbing thing on the antenna. QUESTION 1: If the thing is only cosmetic, why would they leave the hole? It is a very tempting place to attach the lanyard especially since it allows the unit to hang vertically, unlike the official mount. QUESTION 2: Now that I have a cosmetic flaw on my unit, what's the chances I would break the water seal if I used a razor blade to cut the thing away? QUESTION 3: Anyone try attaching the lanyard underneath the belt clip post so that it hangs vertically? I use a neck lanyard sometimes, so it would be nice to keep the antenna in its optimal orientation. Quote Link to comment
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