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Old 04 April 2010, 19:14   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: sheffield
Boat name: blue marlin
Make: avon 620 adventura
Length: 6m +
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transfer of data garmin to garmin

hi all

i have recentley bought a garmin 551 for my rib

i have a garmin 162 (had about 10 years) it has a lot of wrecks in the unit

is it possable to transfer the waypoints to my new 551.

my be transfer the 162 to my pc then to my 551 ????

or is the safety option is to put both on my rib


thanks any help would be helpfull steve

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Old 04 April 2010, 19:22   #2
Country: UK - Scotland
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Length: 8m +
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I dont know the 551 but the usual Garmin procedure is to connect both units together, put both units into GRNM to GRMN mode and set one as host and the other as slave and they will speak to each other and the transfer will take place. It is possible to select what info you wish to transfer. It's also possible their terminology may have changed recently but it shouldn't be too difficult to fathom. Good luck.

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Old 05 April 2010, 04:34   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
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As JW says, but you'll need a garmin - garmin lead.

In the absense of same, there's a free download called "EasyGPS" ( ) which is a basic Waypoint / route manager. It's designed for geocachers, so a lot of useless rubbish for boating, but it does what it says on the tin - namely talks to umpteen flavours of satnav, and saves edits wayoints, so you can easily rename stuff and have a backup on your PC should the Garmin go pear shaped or overboard. It also means you can use the Garmin - PC lead you probably got with the unit at no extra cost!
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