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Old 06-09-2005   #1
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Lake Superior - GPS recommendations

I'm goin to paddle Lake Superior in a couple of weeks and was gonna use that as an excuse to buy a GPS unit for my kayak. Being lost in ridiculously cold water doesn't sound fun. Thoughts?

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Old 06-09-2005   #2
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stay with in site of shore, storms with 8'-10' seas can come up with in minutes, especially if the winds are coming from W-NW-N across the lake.

as for GPS, i have the Garmin Etrex Legend. Water resistant, small and works great. Also had the Etrex Vista for my last job. I never needed the extra memory but see that it could come in handy if you wanted to download maps.
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Old 06-09-2005   #3
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The Garmin Legend is pretty slick. WAAS installed in the Legend is like poor man's diffirential GPS and gives you great accuracy.

Alternately, get a pocket PC and a GPS card from Ebay, probably a little cheaper, less durable, but more wizz-bang.

Keep in mind that there is no subsitute for good map and compass skills.

Happy navigating.
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