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Re: What kinda mounted GPS unit should I buy?
If you have an ipad add the software and give it a try. If you are looking to buy a GPS get a handheld Garmin 76 or a Garmin 541 or something newer. An Ipad is a multi use tool but a marine specific GPS will be more reliable and work better in terms of durability waterproofness and visibility.
If your need is basic... see your boat on a chart, plus a few more features... a hand held device works. Fixed mount plotters are MFDs and display, juggle/compute way more data... and the user interface is often better on fixed mount MFDs.
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