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Old 05-05-2003, 10:10 PM
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I'm an idiot when it comes to GPS. Never owned or operated one in my life. Would like to have something for the boat mainly. What is this one worth? Will it be ok for the boat? What else will I need to buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=34289

Or would this one be a better deal for me?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=34289

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They both have small screens, and are geared for streets, not boating. You need a bigger display when boating.
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Garmin 182s, better than homemade soup.
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I started out with the GPS III+
It did everything I needed, both on land and water. Great because of the small size, especialy if room is of conscern or more of a toy.
But as Nort said, small screen. Makes it harder to navigate.

I now have the 162. 20x better. Love it.
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I have the V and love it but a bigger screen is still a better option
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A GPS is worthless! I like my speedo MUCH better!
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K...advice taken. I'll keep looking elsewhere.

Thanks all for the input!

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A GPS is worthless! I like my speedo MUCH better!

It's one of those items that if you take it off, your boat wil go much faster!!!
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At the very minimum, In my opinion, don't get less than the Garmin 176 or 176c Chatplotter. There is a bigger screen and a lot more features. The 182 is even better.
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I have been very pleased with my Garmin 182 and with the Blue Chart maps.
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