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Any advice on what I call hockey puck style gps receivers?
I ask because last summer I played around with seaclear II on my netbook with my garmin 60c connected to it. I am considering buying a gps receiver to mount to the boat rather than using the handheld, or alternatively a antenna to mount to the boat that can plug into the gps. I'm not looking for any extra features just a basic gps receiver that is water proof and will not break down a couple years after purchase.
A Canadian source would be helpful, below is what I am currently looking at

GlobalSat MR-350 Waterproof GPS Receiver 15' Cable

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If you're on a fiberglass boat, get a decent puck style GPS with at least a SiRFstar III chipset and mount it INSIDE the cabin. You don't have to drill holes through the cabintop and the puck will last a lot longer than if it is mounted outside the cabin.

Personally, I use a Bluetooth GPS puck, since my laptops all have Bluetooth anyways, and it cuts down on the number of cables I need to have running.

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I use a "hockey puck" with my laptop. It's inside the cabin and works very well.

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If you're on a fiberglass boat, get a decent puck style GPS with at least a SiRFstar III chipset and mount it INSIDE the cabin.

Personally, I use a Bluetooth GPS puck, since my laptops all have Bluetooth anyways, and it cuts down on the number of cables I need to have running.
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perhaps a recommendation as to model ...

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For what, a bluetooth GPS puck?? or a USB one???

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perhaps a recommendation as to model ...

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thanks for the replies all.

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Have you had any issues with your blue tooth receiver dropping connection? I ask because I use a blue tooth mouse with my netbook and it has an irritating habit of losing connection on a regular basis.


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No, but I don't use a USB bluetooth adapter, as the BT in my computer is manufacturer installed.

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