email
 Home  |  GL Blog  |  Forum  |  News  |  Tournament News  |  Conservation  |  Videos  |  Join  |  Youth  |  Site Map  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertise  |  Online Shopping  |  Donate to this site reluctant


Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum  - extensive bass fishing home page specializing in Great Lakes, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario bass fishing techniques, news, issues, conservation, bass fishing reports, bass biology, tournament strategy, bass fishing lure and fishing tackle, bass fishing forum and fishing message board, logistics, weather and safety, and product information.

        Great Lakes Bass Fishing Forum

              Your Great Lakes and Michigan Online
               Bass Fishing and Tournament Community.

Advanced search  
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: About GPS  (Read 2213 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

mikesmiph

  • Mike Smith
  • GLBass Friends
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,647
  • View Gallery
About GPS
« on: December 16, 2009, 01:23:30 PM »

My hope is to get one of the HB SI's before spring, just not sure if the finances are going to be there. So, in the meantime, a couple questions. I have a HB Matrix 25. I also have a Magellen Triton 400 that I use for hunting. My question is, would I get more GPS function if I got the cable to mate the two, or if I got a GPS reciever for the Matrix? What exactly would I get with either? I dont have a lakes program for the Triton, would I need one? Any help out there? I know this must seem like the stone age to most of you. Try to remember LOL
Logged

Waterfoul

  • 7.89 New Personal Best!
  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,603
  • Is it tournement season yet???
  • View Gallery
Re: About GPS
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 03:27:38 PM »

My hope is to get one of the HB SI's before spring, just not sure if the finances are going to be there. So, in the meantime, a couple questions. I have a HB Matrix 25. I also have a Magellen Triton 400 that I use for hunting. My question is, would I get more GPS function if I got the cable to mate the two, or if I got a GPS reciever for the Matrix? What exactly would I get with either? I dont have a lakes program for the Triton, would I need one? Any help out there? I know this must seem like the stone age to most of you. Try to remember LOL

My advice.... simply get a new GPS unit.  I've not been impressed with the Matrix when operating with a GPS plugged in.  This time of year you can find many options for new GPS... often on sale for Christmas or on clearance.  Shop around.
Logged
Addicted to fishing.  All the time, any species, anywhere!!  Especially in West Michigan!!!

BryanP

  • GLBass Friends
  • Master Angler
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 258
  • View Gallery
Re: About GPS
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 03:48:01 PM »

Hooking up your hand held to the Matrix 25 will work, and give you gps function, but it's going to be a trackplotter only and not mapping.  Keep in mind the Matrix units are almost 10 years old and there have been a lot of improvements since then.  I would upgrade your unit to a gps with mapping if you can swing it.  If you go with one of the Humminbird 700 series units, then you'll be able to link it to that HB SI unit when you get one.
Logged

Waterfoul

  • 7.89 New Personal Best!
  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,603
  • Is it tournement season yet???
  • View Gallery
Re: About GPS
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 03:56:30 PM »

Hooking up your hand held to the Matrix 25 will work, and give you gps function, but it's going to be a trackplotter only and not mapping.  Keep in mind the Matrix units are almost 10 years old and there have been a lot of improvements since then.  I would upgrade your unit to a gps with mapping if you can swing it.  If you go with one of the Humminbird 700 series units, then you'll be able to link it to that HB SI unit when you get one.

Exactly what I'm doing.  Ordered the Interlink today.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2009, 04:45:01 PM by Waterfoul »
Logged
Addicted to fishing.  All the time, any species, anywhere!!  Especially in West Michigan!!!

River Rat

Re: About GPS
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 04:52:19 PM »

I saw a 757c at the Taylor Gander Mtn this afternoon for $339 and Waterfoul has (or maybe had) a sweet deal on a 997c.  Plus you can get some good deals shopping online going thru GLB.

Brian - any chance you may have some time to talk about different options or setups this wk or early next?  Jeff relayed the answers to me Tues but that seemed to lead me to more "?'s", sorry.

Scott
Logged
Dearborn, MI and Lake Wales, FL

855-FL-GUIDE
www.TMCGuideService.com

www.RevolutionBaits.com
www.VerticalLures.com
Legend Boats Pro Staff
Grandt Rods Pro Staff
BioKleen Pro Staff

Waterfoul

  • 7.89 New Personal Best!
  • GLBass.com Sponsor
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,603
  • Is it tournement season yet???
  • View Gallery
Re: About GPS
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 05:12:03 PM »

Still have the 997
Logged
Addicted to fishing.  All the time, any species, anywhere!!  Especially in West Michigan!!!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Advertisements


Visit Other Features of GreatLakesBass.com using the links below



Site Home | News | Videos | Bass Forum | Bass Tips | Articles | My Confidence Products | Tournaments

GL Blog | Weather | Fishing Pictures | Building Bass Boats | Conservation/Legislation | Bass Biology

Advertise | Site Sponsors | GreatLakesBass.com Store | Online Shopping

Site Map | Contact Us | Search | About Us | Links | Link to Us | Resources | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy
Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot

VigLink badge