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oly67
Posted 10/9/2017 7:50 AM (#880634)
Subject: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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Has it happened yet? Looking for a good place to try out my new 620 I am picking up this week. I have been up there a couple times when the buoys were out in the fall. Did okay, but a little nervous in a few spots. Never been there when the buoys were in. Like to not damage anything until at least the 2nd or 3rd time out........
Brad P
Posted 10/9/2017 8:03 AM (#880637 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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The pins usually get taken out the last week of October / first week of November. A good map chip should keep you out of trouble on Tonka. Just don't push it around the shallower points.

Edited by Brad P 10/9/2017 8:05 AM
Clark A
Posted 10/9/2017 5:41 PM (#880723 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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Location: Bloomington, MN
Is there a 620 Ranger w/o GPS?
oly67
Posted 10/9/2017 9:18 PM (#880751 - in reply to #880723)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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Clark A - 10/9/2017 5:41 PM

Is there a 620 Ranger w/o GPS?


No, but I have seen GPS lake maps want to take me on the wrong side of buoys and not have all the bad rocks marked to know not to trust them 100%.
MACK
Posted 10/10/2017 8:01 AM (#880784 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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No one...and I mean no one...in their right mind....should EVER solely rely on the technology of a GPS for navigation! If a person does, they're setting themselves up with a heavy dose of false sense of security and will be in big trouble in no time.
pistolpete314
Posted 10/10/2017 8:26 AM (#880788 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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Location: Twin Cities
They are still in
oly67
Posted 10/10/2017 8:54 AM (#880794 - in reply to #880784)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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MACK - 10/10/2017 8:01 AM

No one...and I mean no one...in their right mind....should EVER solely rely on the technology of a GPS for navigation! If a person does, they're setting themselves up with a heavy dose of false sense of security and will be in big trouble in no time.


I fish Lake of the Woods alot, and know quite a few errors in different brands of lake chips on that lake. So that is why I am wondering if the buoys are in at Tonka, don't want to rely on just a lake chip when I am not real familiar with lake.

Edited by oly67 10/10/2017 8:56 AM
Espy
Posted 10/10/2017 9:30 AM (#880802 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?





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Location: Elk River, MN
Very few areas I can think of that would give issues to fishing boats. Open water channels are marked on most chips and are to guide the larger boats through the shallows
MACK
Posted 10/10/2017 11:09 AM (#880815 - in reply to #880794)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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oly67 - 10/10/2017 8:54 AM

MACK - 10/10/2017 8:01 AM

No one...and I mean no one...in their right mind....should EVER solely rely on the technology of a GPS for navigation! If a person does, they're setting themselves up with a heavy dose of false sense of security and will be in big trouble in no time.


I fish Lake of the Woods alot, and know quite a few errors in different brands of lake chips on that lake. So that is why I am wondering if the buoys are in at Tonka, don't want to rely on just a lake chip when I am not real familiar with lake.




Good man.

:thumbsup:
Illineye
Posted 10/12/2017 4:59 PM (#881127 - in reply to #880634)
Subject: Re: Buoy removal at Minnetonka?




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Location: Springfield, IL and Vermilion Bay, ON
GPS that we, as fishermen and outdoors people, use has what is know as EPE...Estimated Position Error. Commonly, that measurement is about 10-15 feet. That is the radius of the circle around your unit. Folks in Ag spend many thousands of dollars to guide their tractors and planters across a field in a straight line. If you zoom in all the way and retrace your path, you can still be off line by the amount of EPE.
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