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    GPS UNITS?

    Santa brought me a Magellan Triton 400 for Christmas but I sent it back because it didn't work right. I am looking at a Garmin GPSMAP76csx or the Garmin GPSMAP 60csx.

    Any suggestions on which GPS to get for checking speed and marine navigation. I plan on using it for hunting too.

    thanks for the input


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama View Post
    Santa brought me a Magellan Triton 400 for Christmas but I sent it back because it didn't work right. I am looking at a Garmin GPSMAP76csx or the Garmin GPSMAP 60csx.

    Any suggestions on which GPS to get for checking speed and marine navigation. I plan on using it for hunting too.

    thanks for the input
    Do a search for other threads discussing GPS choices.

    For marine navigation, I found the screen on my GPSmap76CSx to be too small. Hard to read at speed, and fine details are not visible when you zoom out enough to see where you are going.

    For recording and displaying top speed, almost any GPS will do that. Just make sure it is waterproof, and you have a solid mounting for it.

    I am currently shopping for a bigger screened GPS to mount on my own PWC. I am interested in the new generation of touch screen marine GPS units, but have not yet done my homework.

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    I have the 76csx, i like it. Just remember that you are going to need to spend around $100 for water charts for whatever area you live in, and another $100 for city navigator, if you want US roads/highways.

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    I use my GPSmap 478 out of my boat on my ski It's a sweet unit... you can switch between marine & automotive maps, nice large color screen, rechargable battery, XM ready for radio, marine, weather & traffic updates, sonar ready... etc. It does alot more than what I use it for And the nicest thing... it's hardwired, the hell with batteries
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    I like the Garmin 76C vesion GPSs. The MapSource software lets you download navigation maps and upload trips you have taken. Of course, this software is around $100 plus the cost of the GPS. I use the 76C with the glove box cover on my GTX. Rechargable AA batteries last around 10 hours, then you recharge them... Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama View Post
    Santa brought me a Magellan Triton 400 for Christmas but I sent it back because it didn't work right. I am looking at a Garmin GPSMAP76csx or the Garmin GPSMAP 60csx.

    Any suggestions on which GPS to get for checking speed and marine navigation. I plan on using it for hunting too.

    thanks for the input
    I have the Garmin 76csx (paid $225) also, its great. I disagree with the previous poster about readability while riding. All you have to do is go to the settings and change the font size. I can have it read just, MAX SPEED, CURRENT SPEED, and TIME in huge letters a blind old man can read - like me!

    IT FLOATS, is waterproof, and fits perfectly in the SeaDOO glove box cradle. It fits all RXT/GTX platforms, cost $51 at the dealer. I go fishing all the time and purchased the southwest region lakes MD card for $99 - works great!

    Good luck

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