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What is best gps for airboat :rebel: :rebel:

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I just put a cheaper unit on a airboat it was under $310 delivered with the Blue Water charts loaded. It has a dual processor so it can go between the boat and truck. If you want detailed inland lake charts then that is an upgrade but we use the auto function and it is fairly adequate.

Garmin 640 included both Marine and vehicle mounts

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Download motion x to your Iphone
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I am a Garmin dealer. The 640 that is listed above is a discontinued model. Garmin quit making them cause if problems with the cross over between marine and street access. Also it does not come with Blue Water charts it has G2 Garmin charts. They market and sell their own. That is a good deal for the 640. Its NOS that is being blown out
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Thanks for the info I almost made a big mistake on 640.I'll keep looking.

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Navionics Boat US is a nice download on the smartphone, as is "you need a map" with the Uncle Sam icon. It loads all data on the phone so you can work with it offline with just the GPS receiver functional & out of cell/data range.
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Works great, full factory warranty and for $310 to the door you won't find a better deal.

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jchovernut wrote:Navionics Boat US is a nice download on the smartphone, as is "you need a map" with the Uncle Sam icon. It loads all data on the phone so you can work with it offline with just the GPS receiver functional & out of cell/data range.
Do you know if that will download to a Samsung Galaxy?
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I had used my IPhone in the past for maps and navigation but after thinking about it we decided for $310 the Garmin 640 was a smarter choice.

With all the boats that have gone down in the past year I started turning my cell off and putting it in a waterproof carrier with a lanyard and wearing it around my neck inside my shirt. In an emergency the battery will be fresh and hopefully it will be dry and ready!

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I use the gpsmap64. Just turn it on and clip it under my seat when i leave the boat ramp. I have the Birdseye satellite images uploaded to it for the areas i typically run. It has good trip computer that gives you moving time, avg speed, top spd, etc.
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I went with the Garmin EchoMap 54dv, it's about the perfect size for my aging eyesight. Not too big, not too small, came preloaded with BlueChart G2 maps. Was right around $500 8 months ago. Might be overkill, but works great for me.
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Yes are you can go with the 53DV and its preloaded with inland lakes and rivers. Same price MRP is 499.99. I can do better then that. Garmin has fixed pricing on most products.
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I've had several GPS units and have learned they become a crutch. To learn an area you have to make a few mistakes and not constantly refer to a GPS. I use the free app Skipper on my I-phone which shows a satellite image and all the paths an airboat can take even though I only have a kicker boat right now. Because it's a pain to get it out of my dry box and I have to hold it, I only use it when I have to.

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https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Montana-6 ... ntana+650t

I have a Garmin 650t, which mounts crosswise on my boat and is hardwired in, but easily snaps off and is battery powered. I could use it on my atv also by getting the bracket and mounting it. the usa chart that came on it did not provide much detail so I purchased the Alaska topo chart for $99 and it gives great detail and everything I need. Very happy with it, and paid much less for it then the price shown by Garmin on my post above.
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