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post #11 of Old 03-30-2013
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Re: Degree of difficulty in circumnavigating Lake Superior ?

I have a hand-held gps and a hand-held vhf radio.
First thing I would recommend before departing is a 30watt fixed Radio.
Your hand held is really only good for about 3-5 miles transmission.
With the type of cruising you are planning, a good vhf can be a very valuable tool.

I used to do long distance cruising on our first boat, a small 25 footer with a simple hand help gps. A garmin gps 12. I still have it and still use it as my main back up.

Of course you will also be using a full set of charts and cruising guides to supplement the gps.

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