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Pat Smith posted 02-15-2001 07:51 AM ET (US)   Profile for Pat Smith   Send Email to Pat Smith  
Does anybody have any info on this GPS?I'm lokking for one that can be used on the water and high way driving-Pat
dgp posted 02-15-2001 08:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Try joe.mehaffey.com
Dick posted 02-15-2001 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have the older Garmin GPS III and it works well on and off the water. Being in outside sales I have used it often to find my way in a strange town. The only down side to me is the small screen.
Dick
triblet posted 02-15-2001 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Watch for bargains on the III+. Garmin has
a GPS V coming and there should be some good
close outs on the III+.

Chuck

JB posted 02-15-2001 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for JB  Send Email to JB     
check these: www.gps4fun.com/home.html and www.freshtracksmaps.com
triblet posted 02-15-2001 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
gps4fun: $289
freshtracksmaps: $344
westmarine: $349
http://www.tvnav.com : $280 WITH PC INTERFACE CABLE.

The other three are without the cable, which
is about $35.

Darryl has really good prices on GPS stuff.
Dunno how he does it. And he ships quickly
and knows his stuff.

Chuck

caddis posted 02-16-2001 12:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for caddis  Send Email to caddis     
I use my III+ on all the time. I have a dash mount installed on my boat, use it when driving on trips (I can either interface it to my laptop with De Lorme Street Atlas or download maps into it), and also when I'm in the backcountry hiking (again with downloaded topo maps). What I wish Garmin would do is come up with an interface to one of its fish finders to use it as a plotter so I wouldn't have to buy one for the boat. It would be a natural progression. I think Lawrance actually lets you do that.
Arch Autenreith posted 02-16-2001 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
West Marine just lowered the price on the Garmin GPS lll Plus to $299. Just ordered it 2 hours ago. I know it's $10-$20 cheaper at some other place it's just that I never have problems with West exchanging if there's ever problems. At the same time ordered the 160 (Garmin) Fishfinder. Any good reports about the 160?
Bill Davis posted 02-17-2001 08:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
Shoot! I was just about to by a Garmin 12MAP, a handheld, for my 13 Sport and for the hiway.... Should I switch choices to the III+ discussed here???
Pat Smith posted 02-17-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
Thanks for all the info and links to web pages,they came in handy.E-Bay has a good selection I thinking about bidding on,now that I've got an idea of the price range.Pat
Bill Davis posted 02-18-2001 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
For you folks looking to buy a GPS, I just had a very satisfying shopping experience. I have deliberated for weeks on a handheld unit [that way, when you take me fishing I can bring it with me and memorize your secret fishing spots!]. I settled on the Garmin 12 Map, thanks in part to advice gotten here--most especially from Sean.

Prices on the net and a local West Marine ranged from $365 to $280. The cheapest place had a great, fast internet interface and all the accessories. It was called gpsnow.com.

I will report if my order does not get here in a few days. Otherwise, I recommend them for price and service and inventory!

compounder posted 02-18-2001 12:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Bill, would you tell us why you chose the 12Map.
Thanks.
Joe
Bill Davis posted 02-18-2001 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
Well first a disclaimer: I have NO experience with GPS, period.
I chose the 12MAP because it is a hand held, so I can take it on the road and on the water and in your boat or mine. It has maps, which I think are and look cool. That will be fun. It is waterproof. One can buy CD's full of mapping data of all kinds, and load what you want into the 12 Map. You can memorize or log many sites, etc. etc.

bill

Ponchee posted 02-20-2001 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ponchee  Send Email to Ponchee     
My brother is an Apache helicopter pilot.

He brought a chopper down to Ft. Hood a few months back.

We were visiting and we got on the subject of GPS and navigation.
I told him I just bought a 12 and asked what they use..

He whipped out his Garmin III from his stuff and said it does everything he needs to do plus it fits in his pocket.

Of course he has other Nav controls but uses the III as an enhancer for Nav.

Enough said... IMO.

He had nothing to say but good things about them.

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