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Old 03-03-2006, 04:28 PM
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Can anybvody give me any feedback about the Garmin 172c GPS/Chratplotter. Is it good not good is there a better unit for the money. I will be using it on Lake Mich. mostly.
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Great unit.....all Garmins are well worth the $$$.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:34 PM
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Can anybvody give me any feedback about the Garmin 172c GPS/Chratplotter. Is it good not good is there a better unit for the money. I will be using it on Lake Mich. mostly.
Thanks Ed
A friend of mine bought it and installed it .used 1 times in the sun and couldn't see the screen so traded it in on the 182c.said it was much better,
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:26 PM
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I just ordered the new 492c....Hope its all they say it is !
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I have the 182C and love it. The only thing that "kind of sucks" is that the Lake Michigan chart doesn't have any small inland lakes unless they are directly connected to the big lake. For the others you need the recreation maps for either Central or Eastern depending on what side of the lake you're on.
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I have a 182C and its killer. Its also for sale, cheep. Just bought a new unit. Its only about 9 months old and they are all they say they are. Shoot me a p mail if wou want to.
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:04 AM
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I just bought a 182c.Upgraded from the 162 so hopefully couple bolts and the old connectors will screw right up and i'll be done.
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Bought one last year from the GPS Store www.thegpsstore.com and it is sweet. NO problem seeing the screen in bright sunlight at all. There is a brightness adjustment and you just need to turn it up to max.
I bought the "eastern Lakes and Rivers" chip ($100) and the detail is awesome.
Would recommend this or any Garmin. I've been using their GPSs for years (handhelds, etc.), and they work well.
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Just recieved my 172C from www.shipdog.com $402.00 to the door best deal I could find. Great site
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I've got the 182C and its a nice unit.

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