Best Answer biffdotorg, 17 April 2012 - 11:30 AM
If you decide not to purchase a GPS, there are some great apps out for your smartphone. (if you have one of course)
I just downloaded Navionics Marine and Lakes for my iPhone. It is going to give me lake maps and contour maps for the lakes that I will be exploring. Check it out and the price is right too.
The old Lakemaster maps used to run $100 to add to any GPS. Now that Hummingbird bought them, they are no longer available for all GPS brands. So Navionics jumps in with their Marine and Lakes app for $10 for US and $15 for US/Canada. That's a steal if you don't need the greatest maps in the world, but these are more than adequate for pleasure boaters.
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