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My wife is asking me for Christmas hints and I figured since she is asking I would give her some. Wanting to get some ideas from people who have used them if you would mind giving me some opinions. I prefer to get Garmin. Thanks
 

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I own 3 different Garmin's. Does that tell you anything. :)



How Big of a screen do you want, or how much room do you have?
 

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I have the Garmin 498 GPS/FF combo with internal antenna works great. saved a pile of money and it came loaded with stuff from www.gpsdiscount.com check them out. I saved probably $150 vs Bass Pro or Boaters world.
 

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398 has to small of a screen.



Your looking for just a independent Chartplotter. Right?



492 would be my suggestion as a stand alone unit.



http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store/product.php?productid=32461&cat=1662&page=2



http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store/product.php?productid=32460&cat=1662&page=2



The 498 is a combo unit. I have one on my skiff and it works fine for that, but it is not a unit that you want to go bottom dropping with. [to much menu jumping.]



I also use that 498 on the Crows nest of my Mako. It has the internal antenna, so it makes swapping it a snap. When on the Crow Nest there is no X-ducer hooked to it. It's just used for navigation for from the Crows Nest.

there is a 2006C at the lower helm for doing most of the real navigation.
 

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Get a job snapper queen! What's up Craig? Good luck finding the unit you want (and trying to get your woman to "surprise" you with it.
 
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