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Old 06 March 2005, 12:43   #11
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theres a review in this months PBO.

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Old 11 March 2005, 12:01   #12
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Originally Posted by Ian Alexander
Thanks for the info so far. I've been doing some research on the web (well it beats working) and have found Garmin GPSmap 76CS for £367.57 @ Company based in Denmark - has anyone dealt with them or indeed heard any horror stories?
Hello, Ian;

John in California here.

I have a pair of GPSMap76's (not the sensor laden version.)

They work quite well for what I use them for (coastal nearshore, find-the-dive-site kind of stuff.)

I did have a problem with one, which had some water intrusion that caused the display to die; flat rate repair for some amount from Garmin, problem recurred, so they sent me a new unit. Of course, I needed the GPS the weekend after the first dies, so I bought a second one (which is how I ended up with 2.)

Note that I drive a SIB, and the only semi-convenient mounting spot for VHS and GPS is a very wet location. "Normal" boaters would probably never have a problem.

Having seen the color displays, I would much prefer those (daylight readable is a good thing), as well as more memory (even though I have not used any additional charts. Maybe I would if my units had more RAM.)

That said, the new RIB will have a color permanent mount unit, probably either a Garmin 172 or a Lowrance of some type.

Not exactly a horror story, I guess, but, hey: You asked.


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