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Boat Safety Equipment: Marine GPS

by Vern on January 12, 2012

Boat Safety Equipment: Marine GPS

When it comes to all the gadgets and gizmos you want on your boat, one piece of boat safety equipment you shouldn’t live without is a marine GPS. You may find it fun to “explore” the open seas on your own, without the need of technology, but let’s face it, it might get a little dangerous if you’re venturing out on the ocean. Just like the wife may have nagged you to get that GPS for your car, it’s a good idea to get one of these nifty little devices.

Depending on the brand you choose, these can run you a few hundred dollars, but are well worth the investment. Garmin is not only popular with land vehicles, they have a good number of marine GPS’s too. The better the model, the more features. Most will come preloaded with U.S. coastal maps, a compass, a barometric altimeter, and a high-sensitivity receiver. Expensive models will be touch screen and in color, of course.

This piece of boat safety equipment will not only safely guide your way, it can let you learn about new areas to explore and a handheld will also work on land too. Always be on the right track with a marine GPS.

(thanks to boatsafetyinfo.com for the article.)

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