Originally Posted by Omatako
I go with all the posts above which make it obvious how good a choice it is. I also have Garmin 76 as a handheld and as backups and use them for little other than getting a fix and converting it to a paper chart.
Unfortunately I was reading through the New Zealand Cat 1 requirements and the technoclogy has now caught up with common sense. They now require at least one mounted GPS chart plotter and handhelds only permitted as backup. So now I will have to invest in a piece of equipment that I have no use for just to satisfy the bureaucracy.
I guess that's the cost of progress.
If you mounted the GPS76 wouldn't that suffice ? You could use the Garmin kit and hardwire the cig socket cable into your electrical panel. That would surely pass muster.
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