Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mirrocraft mike, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mirrocraft mike

    mirrocraft mike Now in a Alumacraft

    Hey all..
    Looking at possibly buying my first gps. I'm very electronically challenged and money is tight ..So with that being said. What would you all suggest.
    A used unit is a option also ..Thanks
  2. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    All depends on what you need and how you will use it. Are you looking for a GPS geared towards water/fishing or one for road travel? Also, do you want one to permanently mount to a boat or car, or would you prefer a portable unit that can be used on-foot or also in the car/boat?

  3. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

    I've owned a garmin summit for a few years now and am very happy with it.
    Its small enough to fit in a pocket but very accurate. It has an optional
    back plate that fits into a handlbar bracket on a bike. That works great
    when i'm mountain biking. The program is easy to get around and waypoints
    are easy to enter and or go to. You can find them refurbished on ebay for
    $90 and new for $190.
  4. mirrocraft mike

    mirrocraft mike Now in a Alumacraft

    Water/fishing and most likely permanently mounted in my boat
  5. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    i would shop ebay for a garmin 72 ,great little unit and can be mounted w power cord for under $100. it is not a small looking unit and the screen is a tad bigger than the normal handheld.
  6. Mike if you don't already have a newer sonar it may be wise to get a combo unit. You can pick up some of the models from the last couple years pretty reasonable. Jig and I both use Eagle 642C's and love them.
  7. mirrocraft mike

    mirrocraft mike Now in a Alumacraft

    Thats what I'm starting to think (combo unit)
    I'll have to check into prices though. That comes into play on this buy. Thanks I'll look into them ..
  8. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    eagle make a combo in the $200 starting price and hummingbird has a one that starts at $350.