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Garmin offers a MapSource DVD title for US Inland Lakes, and you can check at Garmin.com to see if it covers your Lake. I recently purchased v3 because it covers the lake I sail. I've had a 76CS for several years and am quite satisfied. I've used Tigergps.com and am also quite satisfied with the prices and buying experience.
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It seems like most are recomending Garmin products.
I have an old Garmin 12 that I still keep on board as my back up GPS.
I love the little unit. It has some features in it that I use all the time versus the chartplotter/gps at the helm. It was a great buy for about $160.00 way back when. Like a Timex, it keeps on ticking.

Although it does not have all the capablities of what you are loking for and is a discontinued item, it just is further proof of the respect that Garmin seems to be getting over the other brands.
I don't think you can go wrong with any of thier products.

On a related but not the same subject.
Has anybody ever seen a Wrist Watch Type GPS? The ones I have seen are the Athletic ones. They seem to be geared more towards runners.

I would like to be able to see info like; SOG, COG, Etc...... from my wrist.

I have a Raymarine remote Autopilot that is also a repeater which interfaces with the other instruments through SeaTalk, but that is usually on a belt clip or in my pocket; it is such a pain to take out of my pocket or off of the belt clip. ( I know, whats the big deal? Right?)

I want to be able to just look at my wrist, like a watch. Wouldn't that be cool. A GPS unit on your wrist. Somebody has had to thought of this already. But like I said the ones I have seen are geared towards running not sailing.
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Because I used to travel for work (now unemployed and looking), I bought a Garmin GPSmap 478 last year. I still love it. It has all the charts for the entire coastal US, and all the roadways throughought the US (the maps for Boston are accurate). It is also water(proof/resistant) to IPX7. To use in the car or motorcycle, I select "Automotive," and everything pertaining to road navigation (Street names, speed in MPH, Time to next turn, voice prompts, etc.) is set. To use on the boat, I select "Marine," and everything pertaining to marine navigation (Speed in Kts, AToN, Course, heading, anhor drag, etc.) is set.

There is a inland lake version of the unit, the GPSmap 378 with all of the AToN for inland navigation.

The only issue may be price, (currently about $750).

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On a related but not the same subject.
Has anybody ever seen a Wrist Watch Type GPS? The ones I have seen are the Athletic ones. They seem to be geared more towards runners.

I want to be able to just look at my wrist, like a watch. Wouldn't that be cool. A GPS unit on your wrist. Somebody has had to thought of this already. But like I said the ones I have seen are geared towards running not sailing.
Never mind,
I found it on the TIGERGPS page.
Pretty cool, I think Im going to get one.

http://tigergps.com/gafo201wewrg.html
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