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Old 07-18-2008, 09:56 PM
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not looking for a huge screen model , but which 1 with a in hull transducer seems to be the choice..

got a call from a avionics dealer i know and wants to get me a gps for helping him out since he is a dealer...
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no one here has a gps recommendation
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Here is the most recent review, from Feb. If you search in titles "best GPS" or Garmin you will find a lot of posts. I've been watching too to find a new one for one of my boats.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...&highlight=gps
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i see the 498c which has now superseded to the garmin 520 ..seems compact enough for a helm...not looking for 1 with a 10 inch screen etc...

also wonder if people are using a in hull otr a thru hull (hole in bottom)..

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...7&locale=en_US

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Garmin 276C....but no transducer, strictly a chart plotter. Good unit though. Paid $420 for it last fall.
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172c, I dont have much room on mine to do anybiger
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rob ,what transducer do you have , i take the "in hull" right?
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the 530s is a good one, im happy with it.
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i looked at the 530s, from what i gather the unit comes with the dual transducer where the 530 does not ,needs to be purchased seperate..

looked the the 4 series , only differance is the added inch in screen.

i will assume people use the in hull transducer ,cause i never seen 1 hanning off the back of a cigarette before
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