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    I have a 20 foot Alumaweld Super V LT and I would like to get a GPS for the few times I go out for halibut (maybe 6 per year). I already have a garmin fish finder / depth sounder so I don't want a combo unit. Should I just buy a hand held unit that I can use for hiking /hunting as well or a non portable model? I think for halibt I don't need maps (just x marks the spot) but for hiking that would be nice. Advice and recommendations please and include brand and model. Also, what features should I be looking for. Thanks folks!

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    hello,ive got a garmin gpsmap276c with alaska card,2 mounts in 2 defferent boat plus its portable comes with rechargeable battery,lighter plug to run off of in boat,works great,what ever you get I would stick with garmin

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    The 276c looks good. However it is discontinued (but still available). I am not sure what the latest and greatest model is. Does anyone else have any recommendations? I think I'll go to west marine after work and see what they have.

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    i have a Gamin 76c and works perfect for me. Moving maps, bread crum trail, way points, I believe it is waterproof. Battary and 12v. It is rugged as all get out. here is the mount.
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    I used a handheld GPS on my previous boat (21 ft Hewescraft) and it worked great. Pop it in to the holder and plug into a cigarette lighter and away you go. When you are done boating toss the GPS into your backpack and you are ready to hunt/hike/whatever and you don't have to worry about you unit getting stolen. I agree Garmin is the way to go and I would opt for one with a color screen. You will really love your GPS on the boat if you ever get caught in fog or darkness.
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    ^X2. I have the same setup to include the Hewes and wouldnt change a thing.

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