Kalait wrote:Which GPS is recommended for BTB? I am looking at Handheld, IP8, floatable, any further suggestions?
In regards to the GPS's, you can go a few ways......
If you choose to use the hand held GPS, you might as well go with a VHF radio that has a GPS on it as opposed to getting a separate hand held GPS unit and a VHF radio. With that in mind, you may want to get a backup battery as you never know how much battery life the VHF/GPS will use. It has that extra added feature and therefore will use more juice when in use. I recommend three different brands of VHF radios (in no particular order)....
1) Standard Horizon
The other way you can swing this is by having a VHF radio without GPS (this is always important to have on the water) and a GPS unit on your fish/depth finder. Quite a few people usually use the Lowrance units (particularly in the salt) but those are not the only brands out there on the market. Other brands are Garmin, Hummingbird, Simrad, just to name a few. If you are in a Hobie, many people will usually use the Lowrance because Hobie made their molding on the bottom to where the Lowrance transducers will fit in the scuppper hole. This makes everything easy to where you do not have to hardly put any holes in your kayak (the 2019 models will not need any holes due to the new hull design features on top). Other kayak companies are doing the same thing now that they realize that there is a need for a fish/gps finder unit on the kayak for us kayak fishermen.