Originally Posted by tdw
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.
I'll check again but I'm sure the rule said "mounted plotter". I agree with the sentiment that I only use my GPS to get a fix. I have no use for a chart plotter and besides if I mount it it will probably be in the small locker under the V berth because that's the only place I can fit it. The rule hasn't yet got to specifying where the dumb thing needs to be.
Really irritates me when people start to govern my activities (and money) with stupid rules. If it has some merit that's OK but soon enough they will start insisting on everyone wearing those stupid personal EPIRBs too.