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cashcrews

I was wondering if any of you that have the Lakemaster GPS data for Lake Vermilion can tell me about the buoy/rock data that is allegedly inherent in the product. I do not own the Vermilion upgrade, but am considering a purchase. With the buoys off the lake right now, I'd be interested to know how accurate they seem to be.

Cashcrews

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Cliff Wagenbach

Cashcrews,
The map is fairly accurate, but there are still a few unmarked rocks out there you have to avoid!
Cliff

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HansB

I have the paper version and it includes all the bouy-marked spots.

Bear in mind there are a lot of hazardous navigation areas on Vermilion which are not marked with bouys. As an example, Shear-pin Bay (aka Van Ryper Bay) is largely unsafe to travel in at current low water levels but doesn't hold a single bouy. (In other words, don't depend on bouys and maps to keep you safe. If you're in unfamiliar water, especially near points/islands, use extreme caution.)

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delcecchi

The exact location of the bouys seems to vary somewhat from year to year. Some years I wonder how they got where they are.

del

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TomWehler

Some people think us Guides move them?

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Nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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No matter, we all have storys from being on the water everyday.

People read maps, and still knock rock.

We wave them off with a CUT THROAT sign, but they just speed up and WAVE! smile.gif

Bang, crumble, rip...

Please mister, "Will ya help me find PIKE BAY?"

Sure, but maybe next time THINK a bit and SLOW DOWN if your unsure of what your around until you know it.

Real life is what it is so BE CAREFUL!

Move up on that stuff, see it, learn it, remember it, ENJOY IT!

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T.

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upnorth

When I am out on any unfamilar water, it is one eye on the depth finder/grahp at all times. If the bottoms starts coming up I am out of the gas now!! That and if I don't know the area it is never full throttle. I have been out where you are in 30 feet and the next thing you know it is 3 feet. A little common sense goes a long ways.

On Vermilion I never go flying through skinny areas betweens islands and and steer clear of points when I am cruising. Lots of open water away from island and such use it.

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1900prov

HELP: I am sorry to break into your thread, but I am looking for some help locating Lake Front property for my family with road access on Lake Vermilion. I have looked on the MLS and with the agents in the area have had no luck. Not looking for a "deal" will pay market price. If you have any info or leads please email me at [email protected]

Thank you,

Brian

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cashcrews

I was impressed with the quality of the buoy data. I needed to do some work up on the lake last week, so I was a bit concerned about traveling through the unfamiliar water. Using waypoints I created in Lakemaster and uploaded to my GPS, I managed to avoid rocks in over 70 miles of boat travel. I "tested" the system on 4 different visible (above the waterline) rocks, and it seemed to be within about 20-30 feet in most cases.

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