Like Tree0Likes

Hey West Michigan guys: GPS?

Reply
Old 03-03-2002, 03:21 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Question Hey West Michigan guys: GPS?

If you guys have a Garmin GPS, what mapsource CD do you use with it? From checking online at the different maps that they offer, only the metro guide map puts the markers for the Muskegon channel in the right spot. The waterways map and the roads and recreation put the channel markers way off. The fishing hotspots doesn't even put muskegon lake on the map
I've been kicking around the idea about picking up a portable GPS and just trying to figure out what I want.
Anyone using the GPs 3+? Is 1.44 MB enough space to put anything on it?
How about the Street Pilot? I can get a pretty good deal on one of these too.

I might just get the Lowrance Global Map 100 cause I know how to use it already (had to figure it out for a buddy when he picked his up) and have access to the Mapcreate4 CD to load into it too (have that here now to figure out how to use that too) eek:

Just looking at my low buget options

Thanks in advance for you .02
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 11:39 AM
  #2
Joe Krumske
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've been using the Globalmap 100 for about three years and love it. It by far is not the best gps but I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I've made quite a few trips across the lake to Chicago and Wisconsin and the 100 works great. the Mapcreate works well too. Plus I like to use it on road trips, as it has the builtin streetguide.
I'm getting ready to buy a Furuno 1650 which has a lot more features and capabilities but for the price the Globalmap works great and it has never let me down (even after losing it in the water at a boat launch for 1/2 hour).

Joe K.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 11:50 AM
  #3
Registered
 
Crazyhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Holland MI
My Boats: 38 Cigarette flat-deck
Posts: 3,140
Default

I use my hand-held Garmin with the Jeppeson aviation database. No map source.
Crazyhorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 01:43 PM
  #4
Gone Fishin'
Charter Member
 
Waterfoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
My Boats: 1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
Posts: 7,408
Default mapsource CD

Todd, you're right about the Muskegon portion of the Waterways CD. Of all the ports I've been in with my Garmin 162, it's the ONLY one that is not dead nuts on. I've called Garmin about it several times and they do not have a good answer. I simply use my old tracks across Muskegon Lake to be safe. I figure if I went that way once I can go that way again! This is what I did when I left Harbor Town late one night last summer. No problem. But you are right about the varience. Sucks. Grand Haven, Holland, Sausagetuck, Ludington, Pentwater, Traverse City, Northport, Charlevoix, Beaver Island, etc... have all been right on with the Mapsource CD.

I know several people using the 3+ with good success. My problem with them is the small screen. 1.44 is enough to load a lot of Lake Michigan.
__________________
[b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!
Waterfoul is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 04:20 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Default

ok heres a screen grab from the Mapsource Metro guide cd via garmins website showing the correct marker locations.
Attached Thumbnails
Hey West Michigan guys: GPS?-map_socket.bmp  
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 04:24 PM
  #6
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Default

Now heres what the mapsource roads and waterways cd via garmins website shows.


Now this one is way off!! I wonder why?
Attached Thumbnails
Hey West Michigan guys: GPS?-map_socket2.bmp  
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2002, 04:29 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Joe Krumske
I've been using the Globalmap 100 for about three years and love it. It by far is not the best gps but I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I've made quite a few trips across the lake to Chicago and Wisconsin and the 100 works great. the Mapcreate works well too. Plus I like to use it on road trips, as it has the builtin streetguide.
I'm getting ready to buy a Furuno 1650 which has a lot more features and capabilities but for the price the Globalmap works great and it has never let me down (even after losing it in the water at a boat launch for 1/2 hour).

Joe K.
Thanks for the reply Joe!!
What version MapCreate do you have? Have you found any errors on the nav aids? I havent been able to load up the Mapcreate4 into the Globalmap 100 yet, I am waiting for my buddy to bring over the pc-gps cable so I can hook it up.

Waterfoul, Thanks for the info!!
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2002, 10:57 AM
  #8
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Red Stripe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Twin Lake, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
Posts: 878
Talking

TTT
Red Stripe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2002, 01:29 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: charlotte Mi
My Boats: boats,cars...speed
Posts: 1,070
Default

Todd I have a Garmin GPSIII+ and although I haven't really noticed the cans off location I have it programmed for the entrances of all the ports channells I frequent, it's a neat thing to get speed readings from too, also it will tell you as you are driving how many miles you have left to the destination you are heading to and how long it will take you to get there at the speed you are traveling, its also portable so it can be used in the vehicle too, the thing I don't like about it is the screen isn't very big,.....Fred
fred is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2002, 02:24 PM
  #10
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Default

Todd I have a Garmin 45 and programmed out of the GreatLakes way point guide that is availible at west marine all the points are right on the money......you might want to change the points for the channel enterance's they are right in the center inside the piers I moved most of mine just outside them.....
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dockrocker
General Boating Discussion
31
12-05-2004 05:44 PM
Tinkerer
General Boating Discussion
7
05-19-2004 02:31 AM
dockrocker
General Boating Discussion
25
04-15-2003 03:01 PM
dyno
General Boating Discussion
3
06-10-2002 08:20 AM
Payton
General Boating Discussion
9
03-26-2002 06:46 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.