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K.C.

Member Since 13 Feb 2006
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In Topic: Garmin purchase of Navionics: good or bad

Today, 12:17 AM

Not sure what the app on my phone is now but last I looked (2-3 years ago) it was roughly $20 for a year of Navionics.  IMO its way cheaper in the long run and much more convenient vs dragging my GPS with me with 2 AA batteries.

I think with the PLUS sized phones 7+ 8+ 10X Samsung 8, etc, it has a much bigger screen and much more clarity with colour vs my antiquated handheld GPS unit.  Rain damage and cost of the phone ($600-$1000) itself would be the only drawback vs a $300-$400 handheld unit which is much more waterproof and durable especially when ice fishing.

My H20 unit has been bullet proof but its super slow when zooming in and out and with my eyesight going south the smartphone is a better option for me.  Just need to be extra careful.


In Topic: First steps on ice this year

Today, 12:01 AM

Hi Alex good to hear from you and glad to hear you've got some decent ice.  I'm sure with this cold weather it's even built up some more.

Thanks for the post buddy.  You'll get em next time.  I've never caught a brookie through the ice may I ask how many inches they typically get on the water you're fishing?

Shallow, Deep, Bait?  I'd like to catch one through the ice to cross it off my bucket list.


In Topic: Garmin purchase of Navionics: good or bad

25 November 2017 - 03:10 AM

I think your first question was the answer.  They want to sell more Garmin units so Navionic chips will help that for the short term.

This being said I also believe that Smartphones will make traditional GPS/fishfinder/mapping units a thing of the past.  For minimal $$$ per year you can get almost anything you need on your phone and every year its the most up to date version.  I paid hundreds of dollars for my Navionics Gold chip years ago not including the price of my H20 GPS.  What a waste looking back now with the new tech.available.  Now I only use it because of my waypoints.


In Topic: Oh No the Closing, Why So Soon?

25 November 2017 - 02:58 AM

Dude the days of punishment are done for this old boy but I admire the story.  Had I forgotten the keys today it would be tail between the legs.

That being said the older you get some innovation comes with it.....Like always leaving spare keys in the boat in a hidden area in the boat that nobody but you will ever know.  I also leave the trailer plug in the boat as well along with some other goodies essential to being on the water for an emergency brain fart

My boat runs almost flawlessly for its age but I don't so forgetting stuff happens.

Have a solid routine.  It also helps with older boats like mine that you keep the insurance policy up to date lol....please steal it.

Anyways thanks for the report......Made me feel like I was in my twenties again.  Say hello to your dad for me and give him my best.

Its been a while since I've heard anything out of that lake.  Thank you for posting your results.


In Topic: ~~~Sunny day on Lower Buckhorn

25 November 2017 - 02:40 AM

You're not the only one having a bad year OP.  I'm sure Cuong told you about our adventure. :roll:

The fun never stopped. :neutral:


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