What GPS to buy?

Old 12-22-2009, 07:56 PM
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Hi folks, Im thinking about getting a GPS for my 2005 29 Fountain. Anyone have any recommendations on a make/model?

So many options its confusing handheld, mountable, fixed mount, internal or external antenna, apps for iPhone, etc.

Most of my boating is on the California Delta, and I sometimes venture off to the bay and Pacific coast.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:45 AM
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just bought a Northstar 550 good size screen for a smaller gps,have not used it yet but I think it should work out fine,

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Old 12-23-2009, 06:53 PM
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boatnt, can I ask where you bought it and what was the price? I received an e-mail with one for sell and the price didn't seem to bad but don't know anything about Northstar and it seems most people say Garmin. What inland lakes does it come with? Does it have the great lakes or do you have to buy chips for different areas?

Sorry I can't help you with your question on what GPS to buy.
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buy a garmin they are the best I use mine in the rain and snow on all my hunting trips. never had a problem with any of them.
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I wouild get a mount type gps but still make it removeable for theft. internal antenna usually works prety good,no hassil's running an antenna cable and antenna. I have had good luck with Garmin and Northstar. personal preference.
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Originally Posted by STUCK View Post
boatnt, can I ask where you bought it and what was the price? I received an e-mail with one for sell and the price didn't seem to bad but don't know anything about Northstar and it seems most people say Garmin. What inland lakes does it come with? Does it have the great lakes or do you have to buy chips for different areas?

Sorry I can't help you with your question on what GPS to buy.
got it from Livorsi
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Do any of the GPS 's come with a White case or are the all Black and Gray in color?
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Originally Posted by ROADHOG View Post
Do any of the GPS 's come with a White case or are the all Black and Gray in color?
I was able to get mine in white from Livorsi
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Originally Posted by boatnt View Post
I was able to get mine in white from Livorsi
Ditto & the prices on there Xmas flyer/emails that they sent out for christmas are awesome

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The price from Livorsi does seem great I am just a bit concerned that no one has posted their experience with the Northstar. Are they any good?
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