Like Tree0Likes

Best GPS for the money

Reply

Old 11-27-2011, 06:11 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville Ky
My Boat: 99 Cobalt 253
Posts: 27
Default Best GPS for the money

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best GPS for the money? I'm looking for a fixed mounted unit.

Thanks
Colbaltmania is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 06:31 AM
  #2
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
offshoredrillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Maryland
My Boat: 00 Cig Tiger,74 Cig 20'
Posts: 11,034
Default

A freind told me about Lowrance and I got one and love it..best prices i found are on www.boatersland.com
offshoredrillin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 09:42 AM
  #3
Diamond Member #001
Charter Member
iTrader: (2)
 
C_Spray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Coastal North Carolina
My Boat: 2000 Formula 382 with Innovation 600's
Posts: 4,791
Default

I've alway used Garmin, and been very happy with them. If you can swing a visit to the Miami Boat Show, you can see all the manufacturers latest stuff. Failing that, your local West Marine may have a decent selection. How big is your mounting area?
__________________
Retired! Boating full-time now.
C_Spray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 02:34 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jefferson, GA
My Boat: 2003 velocity 260
Posts: 116
Default

I just got a garmin, seems west marine has the best prices unless you order 1 offline somewhere....
gotstreetracin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 05:50 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
My Boat: 1987 Chris Craft 415 Stinger
Posts: 482
Default

Originally Posted by offshoredrillin View Post
A freind told me about Lowrance and I got one and love it..best prices i found are on www.boatersland.com
I bought one from west marine and so far so good. Only used it once at Cumberland. Old one took a dump and needed a new one in a hurry.
redcorvetteman3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 06:16 AM
  #6
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Tom A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New Jersey
My Boat: Necessary Evil .............Donzi 38 ZrComp.............
Posts: 4,149
Default

Does anyone have any good comparison between the Garmin 4200 series and 5200 series? For the type of boating I do, I am not sure if I need to spend the extra $$ for a 5200.

I believe I can only fit an 8" screen in the center between my canopies.
Tom A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 07:22 AM
  #7
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
offshoredrillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Maryland
My Boat: 00 Cig Tiger,74 Cig 20'
Posts: 11,034
Default

Originally Posted by redcorvetteman3 View Post
I bought one from west marine and so far so good. Only used it once at Cumberland. Old one took a dump and needed a new one in a hurry.
the comparable Garmin to the Lowrance that i got was 1000 dollars more, i couldn't justify it...
offshoredrillin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 08:20 AM
  #8
WMF
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
WMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Millsboro, DE- Cape Coral, FL
My Boat: 2008 Cigarette Top Gun Unlimited
Posts: 1,619
Default

The GPS store has the best prices I have seen, we are a dealer for many different Marine GPS builders and they beat my dealer pricing. I recently upgraded my GPS to the Garmin 541.


http://www.thegpsstore.com/
WMF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 08:29 AM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: RI
My Boat: 99 Active Thunder Savage
Posts: 289
Default

Does anyone use an iPad with the built in gps antenna and the navionics app as a chartplotter? How does it work?
drivrswntd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
  #10
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
My Boat: Doral 245 Sunquest with 496
Posts: 2
Default

Originally Posted by drivrswntd View Post
Does anyone use an iPad with the built in gps antenna and the navionics app as a chartplotter? How does it work?
I was coming here to ask the exact same question as we dont have a GPS in the new boat! It could also be an occasion to get a new Ipad to play with when we're not boating or during the 7-8 months winter
dominic190 is offline  
Reply With Quote

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser