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Old 11-27-2011, 06:11 AM
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Does anyone have any suggestions on the best GPS for the money? I'm looking for a fixed mounted unit.

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Old 11-27-2011, 06:31 AM
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A freind told me about Lowrance and I got one and love it..best prices i found are on www.boatersland.com
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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?
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:34 PM
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I just got a garmin, seems west marine has the best prices unless you order 1 offline somewhere....
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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/
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Does anyone use an iPad with the built in gps antenna and the navionics app as a chartplotter? How does it work?
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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
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