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Old 11-17-2002, 09:37 AM
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Hi folks,
Well I am now into my first ocean boat and I need to figure out what type of GPS I need. I like to fish and I plan on boating to Boston, Cap Code, Portsmouth area. Dont have a real lot of money so I need to be practical as well as get into something that will be useful. My friend got his first GPS, Fishfinder and it was a bit small for us to see. I think it was about 3" screen? What do you folks recommend and where do I shop? WantAds?
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Old 11-17-2002, 12:19 PM
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How much you're willing to $hell out dictates how large a screen you end up with somewhat... There's lots of bells and whistles to figure in to the equasion as well but, since you mentioned screen and visibility...Garmin gets continuous rave reviews here. Consider how you will use the unit 75-90% of the time and find the unit with the best features. Is bearing, distance, heading, speed in text format good enough or d'you want some fancy mapping graphics? Etc...

http://www.onlinemarine.com has some pretty good prices. You may find a deal on last years model at the show in Boston...Late Feb I think.

Happy hunting...
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Old 11-17-2002, 12:37 PM
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I think a garmin 230 would be great for what your looking for, they are discontinued ofcourse but are really great machines with nice big 7" screen.Get the chart to match cape cod /boston and your good to go ! I see them on ebay for about $250 and occasionaly at marine stores (leftovers) for about $350 ,a real steal since these units were going for $9oo just a couple years ago.

Fish on !!
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:47 PM
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www.garmin.com to look...www.consumersmarine.com to buy If you stay with Garmin you won't go wrong. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-18-2002, 06:34 PM
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Hey Beemer 540ia....With a name like that....please don't skimp on your GPS/Chartplotter....

All kidding aside....I had to do a lot of begging to get the unit I wanted for my boat...It is absolutely beautiful...Go Garmin all the way... I purchased the 2006c GPD/Chartplotter. Whatever you do....PLEASE...if you buy new...be careful of who you buy it from...GARMIN DOES NOT HONOR WARRENTY's when the equipment is purchase from an auction....MAKE SURE they are an AUTHORIZED garmin dealer. I bought mine from GPSDiscount.com Home Page and saved a boat load of dough....no pun intended!

Good luck and make sure you get something that you are going to be happy with...

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:58 AM
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I'll second www.GPSdiscount.com Great prices, no taxes. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]
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