Which GPS to buy

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Old 02-26-04, 11:24 AM
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Which GPS to buy

I need to replace my LORAN-C on my fishing boat. Does anyone have any links to sites that give reviews or reccommendations on GPS units?
 
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Old 02-27-04, 09:47 PM
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I bought a Garmin GPS V last year at a marine store (about $400) and I've been happy with it, waterway maps with navigation aids are available that you can transfer over to it.

If you looking for something to permanently mount in your boat (a cabin cruiser?), I'd definately get one with the larger, color screen (about $1000).
 
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I am looking to use in a 16' fishing boat. I plan to connect to a fish finder. I have a buddy who did this using the NEMA output. I don't need maps. I do want a mount for it. I have seen some that have mounts you plug the portable unit into. I would like it to be able to usse the power from the boat so I don't need to worry about batteries going dead.
I will check out the links.


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Check out Bass Pro Shops, they carry GPS units with fishfinders/sonar in them for the $500 range.

www.bassproshops.com

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I have purchaed from BASSPRO in the past. Great place to mail order shop. I think I will have to watch for the boating/sportaman shows in my area. This way I can go and actually see the different features of the units and get a feel for how they operate.
 
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