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Old 10-25-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Best Choice for Inland Lake Charting

I have Garmin equipment, 172C and 498 units that take Garmin Proprietary data cards, not micro SD or SD. To get inland lake coverage for them, I have to buy a programmer, 2 data cards, and 2 DVD's or downloads for inland lakes. To set up one unit, cost is about $200 plus another $150 DVD for the second unit becasue Garmin locks in one package to only work on one unit. You can't swap one data card between two units.

I am really getting to dislike Garmin and their marketing tactactics, and customer reviews of MapSource software for inland lakes is not very flattering. If I could find other reasonably priced equipment with better inland lakes software, I would seriously consider dumping Garmin. Love them in my car, hate them in my boat.

I do not need fishfinder, radar, or other capabilities. Just GPS mapping. Suggestions?