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: GPS for a duck / jon boat

10-10-2010, 10:37 AM
I have a boat I'm refitting for duck hunting, mostly lakes but plan to use on the rivers also. I want to buy a fish / depth finder that also has GPS technology. Good graphics, ease of use, are important, and I want to be able to navigate with it. Anyone have something they use and want to share your thoughts about it, good and bad? Brand and Model are helpful. Thanks

10-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Perhaps not exactly on point, but as far as the GPS unit goes, if you can get your hands on a Garmin Map 276C or current equivilant, you wont regret it. I have used this unit for a number of years on adventure motorcycle trips and it never had a problem, it is more recently been reassigned to duck boat use, and I have yet to find a GPS need that it does not serve. I have zero experience with fish finders or depth finders, hopefully some other folks have some info for you.

10-11-2010, 05:17 PM
I use a Garmin 440S. I have had for 4 yrs now. Very happu with it. Easy to use.

10-20-2010, 02:31 PM
I have a Garmin 545s Sonar/GPS in my duck boat. Works great and has really come in handy when running rivers in the dark with heavy fog.