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Re: GPSmap 76C to IPAD
I guess here's what I would do to keep it simple (relatively speaking).
1) Garmin Data Transfer Cable
2) Brookhouse iMux with wifi capability (expensive)
3) iNavX marine software on the ipad.
If you have more data on NMEA, use the iMux to multiplex the data and put it on the wifi data stream. Unlike the rest of the world, Marine electronics is still a bit of the wild wild west. You have to play with things to figure it out.
Personally, I dont like all this expensive gear to buy, and all of my data is already on NMEA between my chartplotter, autopilot, and laptop/nav station. So on my laptop (running OSX), I have tried running an application called Thuss which "redirects" my data to the wifi/nic. Then I would use my iNavX to connect the ipad to the laptop via wifi to stream the data. That is more complex and requires more "tinkering"..but thats what I like to do. If/when I retire, I'll do this project.
Or i may get lazy and just upgrade to Raymarines new plotters which ahve built in wifi and repeat capability to ipad or android devices (via a free app in the marketplace)