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 Post subject: GPS/Fishfinder
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:58 pm 
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So I just bought an Outback and would like to get a combination GPS / Fishfinder. I am basically looking for something that can store my route and something I can go back later and log my distance, time, etc.

I am not real familiar with how the chartplotters work. I know you can plot a course and navigate with them. But I am looking for more of a logger than a navigational planner.

Thoughts?

Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: GPS/Fishfinder
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 am 
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The Hook2 5 SplitShot is a great unit, that's moderately priced and has all the functionality you're looking for:


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FISHFINDER HOOK2 5 SplitShot
US$ 299.00

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 Post subject: Re: GPS/Fishfinder
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:53 pm 
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If you play in tidal waters a GPS is a very valuable tool for ensuring that you take the shortest route to your planned destination and a chartplotter makes the whole experience a whole lot easier because it allows you to see the map detail rather than just a bunch of dots (waypoints).

My personal recommendation would be to not get one that has a very small screen if your eyesight is not perfect - otherwise you will have trouble seeing the detail without zooming in massively (which isn't ideal IMO) - on a kayak you tend to have the device installed at or near deck level which makes it tricky to move in close to view a small screen (unlike on a boat).

Just my $0.02 FWIW


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