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minnesotatuff

H2O & Lakemaster?

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hi,

i know there was a thread about gps's a ways back... im ready to get another gps. im on my 3rd gps12 and it works fine. however, thanks to paul w, i got to see the lakemaster chip in action. after seeing it, i dont want to go any longer without it. is the lakemaster chip the best? is the H2O the best? i like a portable/hand held because of icefishing, although i have to admit, the color models are fantastic. where could i get the best deal? does it sound like i made up my mind? lol...maybe. from the old posts, it sounded like it was the best. just wanted to check it out again.

best regards,

minnesotatuff

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I currently have the h2o and the chip and love it.Ive heard there is a color version of this out.Check chips out to see what you like better but the Lakemaster chip does zoom closer. I think Navionics is comming out with a new chip soon but im not sure when.Maybe the St Paul ice show will have more info on whats new,But i did see the h2o at sportsmans warehouse for 169 bucks .weather that was a sale or just a reg price ..not sure.

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I recently bought the Lowrance iFinder Hunt and the Lakemaster chips with 256 MN lakes. So far I have been very impressed. They also make a "C" model that is color. I think the thing that I like best about the iFinder is that it is relatively easy and intuotive to use. My previous GPS was way more basic but was more difficlut to use.

I have heard good reports on the H2O as well.

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I just ordered the iH20 color model from tigergps (Contact US Regarding This Word). for $218. I checked it out at sportsmans on Saturday, then went home & ordered it online for $50 cheaper! Should be here within a week.

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hi hoggs,

i checked it out...thanks! are you going with the navionitcs(spell?) map? it seems thats the only choice they have? ive seen the lakemaster chart of mille lacs. it was very impressive. do you know how they are different?

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Go to navionics & lakemaster's websites & look at the lakes that they offer on each chip. The thing is that Navionics covers a 5 state surrounding area & lakemasters covers just MN. I believe that navionics is more $$$. I chose lakemaster because they offer most of the lakes that I fish regularly. But, if you fish other surrounding states, check it out. Email me at my username (minus one of the 2's) at yahoo.

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I just got a lowrance H2o c at the ice show for $229. It looks to be a good unit, I saw the lakemaster booth using it with the lake chip and decided that is what I wanted from santa. I am going to wait till feb. or march to buy the new lake master chip though so I can get the new lakes they just mapped this summer on it.

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How many additional lakes are on the new chip?

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