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OK. Here is my "big" problem:

My wife, who is the best in the world, gave me the go ahead to spend 500 or so on a GPS/Sonar for my boat. I bought the Garmin 168 Sounder last March at the Minneapolis sport show. I installed in on my boat and was semi-impressed with it. I found that is did not graph objects very well. I knew that the peak-to-peak was only 1200. I was a little worried about this after reading other posts. I did get the Map Source CD for free from Garmin...a nice bonus.

I can take it back and get the new Lowrance LMS 240 for about the same price as the Garmin but the LakeMaster maps DO NOT work with this unit. Man.......the LMS has more power (3,000 watts peak-to-peak), more waypoint ability, more memory.....I was really excited about getting the 1ft contours for Gull Lake....

What do you folks think? Will LakeMaster make the maps work on this unit? Are they really that important? I really value what you have to say. I have to make up my mind by Friday night. If I'm going to return the Garmin I have to do it on Saturday. This means I have to drive to St. Paul and return it.

Please help......does anybody have any experience with either of the two units? How about another one in the same price range??

Thanks for the help.....

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My buddy just got his LMS-240. He's been waiting for two weeks, they have been back ordered everywhere. He's very happy with it. All you need from the Lakemaster is the contours and the waypoints. Transfer them manually. People are getting too hiped up with all this computer interface. Get the LMS-240. Lowrance has an excellent track record. Garmin is made in Tiawan. The 240 also has WAAS, not sure if the Garmin does. That's my two cents!! Good Luck MN

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How do you transfer the contours and waypoints "manually"? I understand how to do the waypoints but the contours? Can you explain further????

Thanks D-Man...I have always found you are quick to help. Thanks!!!!

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Sorry, but the contours can not be transfered. Iam sure they will have that technology in the future. But the waypoints to me are more important. By the way, Bass Pro is giving a RAM mount with the 240

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I ended up getting the Lowrance LMS 240 and it is great! I think the basemap has been better defined than the Garmin. All installed easy and up and running!

Very pleased...now I know why most use Lowrance...

Thanks D-Man for the help!

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That sounds great MN. By the way, iam using a Garmin 240 along side my x-85 this year. I got it for free from a contest at work. It is a piece of junk and would not recommend it to anyone. Iam going to return it for the cash value. You just can't beat Lowrance.JMO

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