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Old 09 May 2007, 06:22   #1
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can anyone tell me where i can purchase a cable to connect my garmin to my computer and do i need anything else to be ablt to plot a course i have bluechart
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Old 09 May 2007, 06:47   #2
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Try the Garmin online shop in the accessories for 178C section

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=150&pID=242

You can also google for the part number and get a load more hits

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You can also build it or buy a cheaper compatible cable
http://www.pfranc.com/
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thanks andrew i thought that was an american site only didnt read it properly
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thanks andrew i thought that was an american site only didnt read it properly
No problems - we're all entitled to a "senior" moment every now and again

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oh dear guess it was your senior moment lol after trying the garmin site and eventually phoning them they tell me you need to find a supplier in europe they dont sell direct
oh well back to the search thanks anyway
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oh dear guess it was your senior moment lol after trying the garmin site and eventually phoning them they tell me you need to find a supplier in europe they dont sell direct
oh well back to the search thanks anyway

Try Ebay?

Or search on here for Blue chart and you will find a thread with a few suppliers on
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can anyone tell me where i can purchase a cable to connect my garmin to my computer and do i need anything else to be ablt to plot a course i have bluechart
If you have the Bluechart CD installed then you should be ready to go, do you need a USB or Serial plug on the computer's end?

I should have one in stock, once you let me know I will dig one out.
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Old 09 May 2007, 14:22   #9
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oh dear guess it was your senior moment lol after trying the garmin site and eventually phoning them they tell me you need to find a supplier in europe they dont sell direct
oh well back to the search thanks anyway
damn automatic redirects. I could have sworn I went in via the UK site! Oh well off to order another portion of humble pie!

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..and do i need anything else to be ablt to plot a course i have bluechart
If you're planing to use Mapsource on a computer as a plotter, I think you'll find that this can only be done properly with a Garmin GPS for which you have an unlock code installed into Mapsource. Mapsource will accept the NMEA input from another GPS but it won't allow you to plot your course. I think I've remembered it correctly.
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