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Help Picking Out a GPS

Old 09-21-2011, 11:24 AM
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I need everyones help. Im confused! Im looking for a GPS/ chart plotter for my boat to use when im at the coast in the sound. I have been looking at the Garmin 441/441S, the Hummingbird 385ci and the Lowrance M68c.
I already have a depth/fishfinder on my boat now so I really dont need a combo unit. Im looking for something to get me back to the dock, mark good fishing spots and something that will show the channel contour, and markers.

Which one would you go with?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I will be using it around the North Carolina coast.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:47 AM
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I have a garmin GPS very user friendly shows the channel well and gets you back home with the track back ..I also have a lowrance as a back up works well but IMO the garmin is easier to use..comes down to preference...
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Best bang for the buck is Standard Horizon.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:09 PM
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hi there i have a 32 luhrs in miami and i am looking for a nice gps large screen and easy to use for miami keys and bimini i would like some sugestions. thanks
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There's probably a lot more than one reason the Garmin sells a lot more Chart Plotters to knowlegeable fishermen than Lowrance and Humminbird combined. Not that it should matter much to you, but used Garmins fetch a lot more too. See Ebay!
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:40 AM
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Snazzy solution: Simrad NSS-7
More affordable but effective: HDS-8
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:21 AM
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I second the recommendation for Standard Horizon. By far the best bang for the buck.
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