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    Is Garmin a good bet as a GPS unit in Alaska

    great everywhere else I've used it.

    Any info?? thanks Capt George

  • #2
    I have a Garmin 198C and love it. Also have a hand held garmin I love to.
    Living the Alaskan Dream
    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK

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    • #3
      thanks Gray!

      Will probably haul my 19 Dusky/ 140 4 stroke Suzuki in 2007

      full transom with bracket good sea boat!

      You get to POW in 2007 contact me for info...

      George

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      • #4
        GPS

        I have a Garmin eTrex Vista handheld and am totally satisfied. Not only with the product, but with the customer service! Had a failure, called tech support, noticed first of all, they were in the US and spoke English!, they repaired and updated the unit and sent it back very quickly. Had another failure, (now beyond warrantee) and they send a brand new unit.

        I have since purchased other products from Garmin and will continue to use their products.

        Back to the GPS, the handheld will get down to 19' error. Will not lock onto the WAAS satalites (not a Garmin issue), but it works great.

        Good travels,

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        • #5
          Garmin=good

          I use a Garmen GPS Sounder/plotter combo unit on my boat with their Blue Water memory chip and love it. It is WAAS enabled and I get WAAS every time I turn it on. Go for it!

          Cliffhanger
          Cliffhanger
          http://www.farnorthpress.com/

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          • #6
            great news, also a Garmin customer for years..have the 178 color machine.

            I would assumes they have a chip taking in the POW area. Hope so.

            thanks George

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            • #7
              I have the Gamin 498C...which is the GPS/map plotter and think it is great. I have made a couple of river runs where it showed me on land, instead of water, but I still find it an awesome unit. I think this is because the mapping up here in Alaska may be a bit outdated. When I moved the route to my computer, it showed it properly...so I know the coordinates were right.

              I purchased the hardware that allows you to connect to a computer/laptop to download and or upload routes, waypoints, ect. I think that is a great feature!!

              AkBillyBow
              2007 Glacier Bay Cat 2690 Coastal Runner, Twin Honda 150's

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vikingo
                I would assumes they have a chip taking in the POW area. Hope so.

                thanks George

                Yes they do. Go to www.onlinemarine.com and look at the charts available. Lowest prices are found there also.

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                • #9
                  Waas

                  Originally posted by Cliffhanger
                  I use a Garmen GPS Sounder/plotter combo unit on my boat with their Blue Water memory chip and love it. It is WAAS enabled and I get WAAS every time I turn it on. Go for it!

                  Cliffhanger

                  Cliffhanger, do you suppose that the difference in WAAS and no WAAS is the external antanna on your plotter? Of course the eTrex uses only an internal (however an external is available, I believe)? Are you able to get the WAAS in the Southcentral area?

                  Thanks

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