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Am I crazy to buy another Garmin GPS
My fourth Garmin has died. I do have one that works intermittently usually crapping out after 10 minutes or so. Of the other three one is completely dead, one switches on finds a satellite or two then switches off and the last one works fine but does not respond to the buttons.
I am thinking seriously of buying yet another one a 72 but the reliability is worrying me. I use it in a holder by the wheel, so it does get splashed from time to time.
I have a file of 400+ waypoints I can upload into it but I guess I can do it manually on a different type if I can not upload them.
I am a familiar with the operation of the 72 - 76 but guess I can learn to use something similar.
I like the simplicity of the 72 and just use the heading option plus the SOG speed function.
So is there a similar simple GPS that might be more reliable than the Garmins or have I just been unlucky with my Garmins so far and go and buy another.