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Old 11-26-2013
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Re: Am I crazy to buy another Garmin GPS

Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
You must be rough on your gear.
I have a 72 and a 76 for a while now, and they're still ticking.
I'll second that.

I have sailed many thousands of miles with a 72 and before that a 76 (same thing) and only on my very first unit back in probably 1999 one of the buttons broke off which was then a known problem (rubber membrane was too thin) and subsequently modified. My unit was replaced with a new one no questions asked.

Since then I have added two 72 units for redundancy, one is 3 years old and still in it's factory packaging. They never seem to give any problems. But to be fair, mine have an easy life. They only get switched on twice a day when I want to update my position on the paper chart (sorry I still use those ). The rest of the time they're cozy in the chart table.

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