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Old 03-02-2010
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GPS for BVI charter and Garmin BlueChart frustration

I've been doing research for a few months on handheld GPS. I need one for an upcoming charter and for use around Puget Sound also. Most reviews say Garmin is the best, but with their BlueChart recall it seems a waste of an investment.
I talked to Garmin and their suggestion was to not purchase the BlueChart Vision and also wait for the new software to be released. Since they don't have a date for this release and I would like to have something for our April trip I have come to a dilemma.
I've looked at eBay and Craigslist but even if I bought a used model I would still need to purchase the card for the Caribbean which is now recalled. Seems like a waste of money.
I've looked to rent one but rentals don't come with the appropriate charts, so same issue.

Any thoughts?
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