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    I know this has more than likely been covered many times but I sure can't find it so here goes. I'm look for a good handheld GPS unit. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I don't have room on my dash for an installed GPS speedometer. I am looking at the Garmin eTrex Legend Handheld GPS but then where do you find the maps to load for the local Sacramento waterways?

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    I love my eTrex works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSoaker View Post
    I love my eTrex works great.
    Well, I can get it from Wally World for about $105.00. Need to find out how to get maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSoaker View Post
    I love my eTrex works great.
    Me too, until I saw my mph...then I tossed it in the river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Me too, until I saw my mph...then I tossed it in the river.
    Don't toss the equipment just because your boat don't run a GAZILLION MPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Me too, until I saw my mph...then I tossed it in the river.
    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    Don't toss the equipment just because your boat don't run a GAZILLION MPH.
    Although good information..............it sounds like it might be a tad untimely.

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    What about "update time" do hand helds update as fast as a dash mount " real boat gps system" There were a couple of times last year my gps #'s rose after I got out of it.
    Another Hot Boat refugee

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    Most of the $100 handhelds are 1 second refresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Although good information..............it sounds like it might be a tad untimely.
    Hey Dan, if it had a built in camera I could have used it to take pics of my custom built transom plate
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    Do you mean while it was in flight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Most of the $100 handhelds are 1 second refresh.
    Dan, Shouldn't that be good enough for a pleasure boat? I could see where it would be a problem in a race. Greg

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    Yeah, it works fine for my purposes. I just use it as a tuning aid anyway. Rarely use it while out bombing around. It does make a good frame of reference for making changes on your hardware. Definitely better than the ol seat of the pants thing.

    Been lots of times I thought a change made me run faster, but the ol lie detector/humbler (gps) proved me wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Yeah, it works fine for my purposes. I just use it as a tuning aid anyway. Rarely use it while out bombing around. It does make a good frame of reference for making changes on your hardware. Definitely better than the ol seat of the pants thing.

    Been lots of times I thought a change made me run faster, but the ol lie detector/humbler (gps) proved me wrong.
    LMAO!!!! Well, I just would like to know just how fast mt boat really goes and didn't want to spend $300 for a dash mounted GPS speedo of which I don't have room for anyway.

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    It'll work for that. Or you can mooch from a buddy...........

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