Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
GPS on inland waterways
Old 08-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,150
GPS on inland waterways

My Garmin has been broken for a few years. Looking at a new unit.

I was wondering if any of the gps units for landlubbers also show positions reliably in harbors, rivers, canals ,etc. ?

Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

GPS on inland waterways
Old 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
Ronstar's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Somewhere between Chicago and Phoenix
Posts: 7,214
GPS on inland waterways

The garmin handhelds can be chipped with accurate nautical maps, but I don't know if the handhelds can get the same functionality as their automotive units for roadway use.

I wouldn't trust the automotive units to have accurate water feature locations.

Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" - Abraham Lincoln
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 10:19 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 11,453
There are some that are both boat and auto... but cost a good bit more...

I cannot find the ones that I saw that were in the $400 range.... but chart plotters go up way past this amount quickly...

There are also Lowrance.... and a few others....

Mapping - LOWRANCE | Marine Electronics
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 02:03 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,150
Checked out Lawrence marine. Really surprising how inexpensive radar is now. Somewhat different purpose, but almost too cheap to leave out for anything other than daytime boating in sight of land .
Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 10:02 AM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
txtig's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sugar Land
Posts: 196
You might want to check out the Navionics apps for inland lakes and waterways. I've used the iPhone version, but they also have iPad and Android versions. Very affordable and nice detail on the maps.

Sent from my iPad using Early Retirement Forum
txtig is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
California Regs Kill GPS Reception RonBoyd Other topics 8 10-16-2009 10:03 PM
Any GPS experts here? A Visitor Other topics 79 10-11-2009 01:07 PM
Car GPS navigation Walt34 Other topics 43 02-04-2008 09:51 AM
garmin gps on sale at walmart mathjak107 Other topics 18 12-03-2006 03:02 PM
after market gps system? mathjak107 Other topics 32 07-07-2006 02:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.