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New GPS

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:02 am

My old Garmin GPS is starting to show its age so I am looking for a new one. What do you guys like? It needs to be fairly small as I do not have a lot of room to mount it.



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Re: New GPS

Post by BarraMan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:57 am

Fuzz, based on my aviation experience GPS = Garmin! While I have no experience with their marine products, they totally dominate the aviation industry - for good reason. Their stuff is very good.

That said, GPS is relatively simple technology these days and most brands will do OK. I have all Humminbird in my boat!

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Re: New GPS

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:16 am

If you was to stop throwing your phone away, the newer ones have nice gps built in, Even the cheap ones! :)

Edit: I have used nothing but Garmin on land, but I don't fly. The one in my car I can even argue with it on directions. Ex was English so it is set for an English female voice. :lol:
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Re: New GPS

Post by cape man » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:19 am

Garmin uses proprietary maps and they gouge you for them. I bought a Hummingbird and like it. Came loaded with Navionics maps.
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Re: New GPS

Post by Bogieman » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:50 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:16 am
If you was to stop throwing your phone away, the newer ones have nice gps built in, Even the cheap ones! :)

Edit: I have used nothing but Garmin on land, but I don't fly. The one in my car I can even argue with it on directions. Ex was English so it is set for an English female voice. :lol:
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Re: New GPS

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 am

cape man wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:19 am
Garmin uses proprietary maps and they gouge you for them. I bought a Hummingbird and like it. Came loaded with Navionics maps.
Hence their success in aviation. Pilots are used to getting gouged for stuff, and having the most current info is mandatory.

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Re: New GPS

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:20 am

Netpackrat wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 am
cape man wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:19 am
Garmin uses proprietary maps and they gouge you for them. I bought a Hummingbird and like it. Came loaded with Navionics maps.
Hence their success in aviation. Pilots are used to getting gouged for stuff, and having the most current info is mandatory.
Are the maps Hummingbird comes with for just one area. If I ordered one it might not have maps for this area :doh:

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Re: New GPS

Post by terrulian » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am

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Re: New GPS

Post by cvincent » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am

I have owned Lowrance and now a Simrad unit for my boats. I have a handheld Garmin unit that I use when deer hunting on wildlife management areas. The Garmin is the most user friendly of the bunch. The standard mapping e-cards have great detail and work with all of the above units - https://www.standardmap.com/gps-maps
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Re: New GPS

Post by Capt UB » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:03 pm

Don't know your boat or the type of fishing you do...

I have found the handheld portable, floating, usb to laptop and map capable the best so far.

I use it for hiking, in the car (hate my cell mapping), kayaking, hunting, photography, exploring back roads (bike).

It's an old Garmin, don't have it with me now, so know idea of model.

Goes from one boat to the other.... I still use paper charts too.

I think it's a GPSMAP 78 (?), looks like this,
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