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« on: October 26, 2008, 10:48:51 PM »

Does anyone use a GPS for their crabbing coordinates.   What I do is allow my GPS to track my every move. Once I get home I dump it into the computer and bring it up on my big charts and save them to disk.

I have gone back to EXACLTY the same spot within FEET the next week or so and have done either worse or better - normally worse cause I would not willingly do another bad scene by returning to a bad place.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 10:53:04 PM »

Does anyone use a GPS for their crabbing coordinates.   What I do is allow my GPS to track my every move. Once I get home I dump it into the computer and bring it up on my big charts and save them to disk.

I have gone back to EXACLTY the same spot within FEET the next week or so and have done either worse or better - normally worse cause I would not willingly do another bad scene by returning to a bad place.

my relative sunny use too be a com crabber until he sold his license and settled down. he would use charts instead of GPS's i don't know if he still has them or not. he lives in christfeild.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 08:27:19 PM »

Does anyone use a GPS for their crabbing coordinates.   What I do is allow my GPS to track my every move. Once I get home I dump it into the computer and bring it up on my big charts and save them to disk.

I have gone back to EXACLTY the same spot within FEET the next week or so and have done either worse or better - normally worse cause I would not willingly do another bad scene by returning to a bad place.

i do the same thing........ i LOVE Mapsource for my Garmin units...... if i find a good spot that is productive i will mark the beginning and the end, then try and run the same trail........ you are right though, sometimes it will vary on the success scale....... i use my depth finder and gps hand-in-hand......
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 10:30:18 PM »

i do the same thing........ i LOVE Mapsource for my Garmin units...... if i find a good spot that is productive i will mark the beginning and the end, then try and run the same trail........ you are right though, sometimes it will vary on the success scale....... i use my depth finder and gps hand-in-hand......


I have a GPSmaps 76 for the trail and water and use a street pilot in the car or truck - if you want some awesome software try this  Coastal Explorer Trial    and also       Chart Navigator    you can download NOAA charts and use them interactively with Garmin Units  I use these exclusively for Marine use. Mainly I use Coastal Explorer. All of them are FREE just use GOOGLE to search them out. Any questions give me a yell........
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 09:35:55 AM »

Awesome Man! i will definetly check them out.... always looking for better and easier ways........ cool... i appreciate the tip...
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 01:02:51 PM »


These are the links to the software I mentioned before - works with many different makes of GPS
Easy GPS allow for file conversion and easy transfers - each does something the other wont do, or does it easier.
Coastal Explorer allow you to view NOAA charts and the full blown version will allow you to place the software in control of auto pilot and GPS systems to navigate your boat.

I always keep my auto pilot off when crabbing


Easy GPS

http://www.easygps.com/download1.asp

Coastal Explorer

http://rosepointnav.com/CoastalExplorer/default.htm   FREE TRAIL

Chart Navigator

http://www.maptechnavigation.com/support/downloads.cfm?CFID=1927434&CFTOKEN=17062404

Download viewer and charts

Link below will allow online viewing of NOAA charts

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/ChartViewer.htm
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 04:14:39 PM »

 Shocked thanks im downloading them
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 05:05:11 PM »

I have been using Maptech for years.. It's great.  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 06:15:48 PM »

GPS!!! you ol'timers are funny :-)

I am am one of the most low tech high tech person when it comes to my hobbies.

No fishfinder not GPS here.

Ok ok I have to admit. After buying the boat/gear/maintenance and everything else that came to get me started crabbing this year was just sooo expensive.  I decided to wait for electronics until another year ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 06:27:20 PM »

GPS!!! you ol'timers are funny :-)

I am am one of the most low tech high tech person when it comes to my hobbies.

No fishfinder not GPS here.

Ok ok I have to admit. After buying the boat/gear/maintenance and everything else that came to get me started crabbing this year was just sooo expensive.  I decided to wait for electronics until another year ;-)

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I still don't have any I'm old fashioned...until I buy my first kayak it's fishfinder time. laugh
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2008, 06:38:14 PM »

GPS!!! you ol'timers are funny :-)

I am am one of the most low tech high tech person when it comes to my hobbies.

No fishfinder not GPS here.

Ok ok I have to admit. After buying the boat/gear/maintenance and everything else that came to get me started crabbing this year was just sooo expensive.  I decided to wait for electronics until another year ;-)

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get out where you can't see land.... spin around all day fishing (crabbing)... Or.. get caught in a rolling fog... You will love your GPS.  Wink However, the only thing that might get ya home is dead reckoning... an a compass. when the electric goes off..  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2008, 07:21:26 PM »

get out where you can't see land.... spin around all day fishing (crabbing)... Or.. get caught in a rolling fog... You will love your GPS.  Wink However, the only thing that might get ya home is dead reckoning... an a compass. when the electric goes off..  Cool

That little guy with the sextant still does it the old way on the Navy ships for the same reason Jack
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 07:23:11 PM »

i still dont have any im old faction...untill i buy my kayak its fish finder time. laugh

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If you use contractions like Don't and I'm, don't forget the apostrophe. It's also Fashioned not faction. And while I'm trying to help I might as well tell you that Until only has one L.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2008, 07:26:43 PM »

Yep, Plus it is "I". Not i.
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 08:09:33 AM »

I still don't have any I'm old fation...until I buy my first kayak it's fishfinder time. laugh


I give up.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes I told you it was "fashioned" not "faction" so you change it to "fation". At least faction was a word.
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