Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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How much do you want to spend?
For under a $100 you can get a simple unit that will display lat/long, speed, heading, etc. No maps or charting. This will be a Garmin Etrex or similar.
For under $150 you can get the same unit, but with marine charts built in for the entire USA. This will include marine nav aids. This will be a Garmin Etrex Legend or similar.
For under $200 you can get the same unit as above, but with a color screen. Think Garmin Etrex Legend HC
Moving up in price gets you bigger screens, but not too many more features.
If you plan on casual use, the Legend series is fine. For more extensive use, like for longer trips, a bigger screen would be a real advantage.
If you want the ability to send / receive info from your pc, you need cables and PC software. Not too expensive, but be aware of it.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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