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Old 04-20-2019, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default GPS with lake markings

What's the best GPS for me to navigate the lake? I don't need advanced units w/ depth or sonar, but I'd like a good display to guide me through the various markers.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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I have a Garmin DV57 or something like that from five or six years ago, and it's been great.

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Old 04-20-2019, 10:05 AM   #3
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We have a 2017 Garmin echomap chirp series with 5Ē display, as long as you set it to lakes (already pre loaded by Garmin) youíre all set. Itís an awesome unit we really like it.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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I just put a Garmin EchoMap Plus 63CV on my new boat and it's really awesome.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:58 AM   #5
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Default Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Does anyone know if the Garmin 78sc hand-held unit has a Lake Winni. chart available? I am looking for a good hand-held GPS navigator.
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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Does anyone know if the Garmin 78sc hand-held unit has a Lake Winni. chart available? I am looking for a good hand-held GPS navigator.
Bizer sells its data which will work in virtually all Garmin units manufactured between 2002 and 2014. I believe that unit was made during this period. The best indicator is the copyright date of the owner's manual.

If Bizer's MicroSD chip fails to work (or if you are not satisfied for any reason), Bizer will refund your money.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:21 AM   #7
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After learning how much the dealers are charging for the SD cards that contain the charts for the Lake, I am considering buying a navigation app designed for the iPhone. If that doesn't work out, the old-fashioned paper charts will have to suffice.

Any recommendations for any particular iPhone apps for navigating the Lake?
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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The Navionics boating app is what you want.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:42 AM   #9
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NAVIONICS! hands down the best app for the lake....

I have it on my iphone and my ipad mini. The mini has to be cell capable otherwise it will not have the GPS chip. You do not have to have the cell service activated.

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NAVIONICS! hands down the best app for the lake....

I have it on my iphone and my ipad mini. The mini has to be cell capable otherwise it will not have the GPS chip. You do not have to have the cell service activated.

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It is pretty good but I noticed it ate my battery when in use trying the free version. Don't know if anyone else experienced the same. I'd just say plan accordingly if you buy it.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:12 AM   #11
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Default I got a great deal on 7" Garmin w/Detailed Lake Maps

I just purchased a new Garmin Fishfinder/Chartplotter 7" w/transducer.
If you are looking for a very good gps with detailed Winnipesaukee map, I did the research and this is what I purchased:

Garmin Echomap Chirp Plus 73cv Us Lakev‹ W/Cv22hw-Tm Transducer
for $399 shipped! http://www.hodgesmarine.com/

Nick from NE Marine can install - 207-266-1888
He comes highly recommended!
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:32 PM   #12
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In Garmin 2013 spent a few weeks sonar scanning Winni with their own special boat. Their HD lake view map is based on that.
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ht=garmin+boat
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:45 AM   #13
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I just purchased a new Garmin Fishfinder/Chartplotter 7" w/transducer.
If you are looking for a very good gps with detailed Winnipesaukee map, I did the research and this is what I purchased:

Garmin Echomap Chirp Plus 73cv Us Lakev‹ W/Cv22hw-Tm Transducer
for $399 shipped! http://www.hodgesmarine.com/

Nick from NE Marine can install - 207-266-1888
He comes highly recommended!
Unfortunately that price is no longer available. You got a great deal.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:41 PM   #14
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Honestly - buy a chart and learn the lake. If you're out at night, sure, get a GPS. Reality is, this lake isn't tough to navigate and reading the chart is the best option. Night navigation, I get the desire for GPS but still don't use it
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:32 PM   #15
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We went years and years without one Shreddy. Ou boat came with one and we do use it.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:29 AM   #16
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We went years and years without one Shreddy. Ou boat came with one and we do use it.
Same here - I grew up with a chart. My boat has a GPS but I don't use it at all except for the breadcrumbs for coming back to the top of the lake at night after dinner or something. Mine is also an older model Garmin that could probably be upgraded.
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