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Re: Chesapeake Bay Cruising Guide
I love my handheld Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx with the East Coast chart chip for navigating those small creeks. I can't believe how accurate it is for depth contours, even in the small out-of-the-way creeks. I now navigate with the handheld GPS and a paper chart in the cockpit, along with the depth sounder. It also allows you to use outdated charts and chartkits without incident. When coastal sailing, I periodically use the Find-Marine-NavAids function to make sure I do not hit one and to confirm my position. I can also run the cursor up the superimposed course to make sure there are no obstructions, NavAids, or other dangers awaiting me.
I still appreciate the charts and chartkits and cruising guides, as complements to the GPS unit.
Last edited by jameswilson29; 09-13-2012 at 05:58 PM.