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post #2 of Old 04-01-2011
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We just added a Lowrance Elite 5 for about $550 that included all the charts from Mexico to Alaska, including BC. If this had been a Garmin product we would have spent that on the maps alone. Seems to me the real expense is maps at least in Canada. The Elite 5 does not allow other inputs such as Radar but does allow it to be connected to a DSC VHF. This is more than sufficient for our needs. I wish it had battery info like our previous GPS did but not that big of a deal.
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