GPS for sea kayaking

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GPS for sea kayaking

Post by SHGB » Thu May 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Has anyone any experience and recommendations for a decent GPS for sea kayaking, and what to stay away from. Thanks

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Re: GPS for sea kayaking

Post by andynormancx » Thu May 02, 2019 5:08 pm

Stay clear of the touch screen ones, not good to use with wet hands.

I have a Garmin eTrex 30x, which is waterproof enough for kayaking use that I put it in my deck hatch without any extra waterproofing.

Battery life is excellent and the mapping on it is reasonably usable despite the small screen. I’ve even put some of Garmins marine charts on it, though they are a bit on the pricey side.

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Re: GPS for sea kayaking

Post by John Goldhurst » Fri May 03, 2019 3:48 am

I have been using the Garmin 78sc for the last few years. All the features you could want and holds up well in salt water too.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/63603

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Re: GPS for sea kayaking

Post by SHGB » Fri May 03, 2019 1:58 pm

Thanks for these suggestions, most helpful

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