GPSmap 76 maps - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 11-24-2006
RayMetz100's Avatar
learning to sail
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Everett, WA USA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RayMetz100 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to RayMetz100
GPSmap 76 maps

I bought a GPSmap 76 today from West Marine. They gave me 20% off because it was the display model and they couldn't find the box and book. They gave it to me with a GPS76 box, book, quickref, computer serial interface cord, and a adjustable mount/stand.

I want to get a good map of Seattle/Puget Sound area for it. What's available?

NOAA has downloadable charts, but I'm not sure how to get them into the GPSmap76.

I found maptech has all the local NOAA charts for $279 on their website.

GARMIN MapSource BlueChart Americas CD is $150. That has a region with all the local NOAA charts.

Are there others besides maptech and BlueWater? Which is better?


Thanks,

Ray
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-24-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Peterborough Ontario
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JD Jamieson is on a distinguished road
Garmin Gpsmap72

Have one myself. I have not found any other way than using Blue Chart to transfer charts into the GPS.

John
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-24-2006
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Ray...you must purchase the BlueChart CD for the AMERICAS and then get the unlock code for your region:
NameDescriptionBlueChart Unlock RegionRegion US023-Seattle, JAN 06Covers from Grays Harbor to Olympia including detailed coverage of Neah Bay, Puget Sound, Victoria Harbour, Port Townsend, Bellingham Bay, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Blaine. Detailed coverage of the Canadian portion of the Strait of Georgia including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Gibsons, Galiano Island, and Saltspring IslandAMR-US023-8
You can get the CD from Garmin.com and for the $150 bucks you ge to unlock your region and then you can purchase additional unlocks for more regions as you need them.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-24-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Just be aware that the GPSMap 76 has fairly limited memory for charts. IMHO, you would have been better off getting the GPSMap 76C which has much more memory and longer battery life, as well as a color screen, which makes the charts far more usable. BlueChart is really your only good option with a Garmin unit.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-24-2006
RayMetz100's Avatar
learning to sail
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Everett, WA USA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RayMetz100 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to RayMetz100
ok thanks. I'll go with BlueChart if I buy then. The included map seems to be working well so far. I tried programming my sail tomorrow with about 10 waypoints and it already had all the buoys marked with color, number, and flashing light pattern. Maybe I don't need a map. What else does it give me? The marina layout and depths?

I passed on the 76C because it's $150 more, has a narrower screen, they aren't making new ones anymore because of the 76Cx, and I'm not sure if I want the sensor option or not. I figure by the time I drop this one in the water, I'll know what I want and they'll have a newer model out. I was also happy it only cost me $160 for now.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-25-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 363
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 11
TejasSailer is on a distinguished road
I purchase the BlueWater CDs from tigergps.com at a better price than Garmin.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-28-2006
RayMetz100's Avatar
learning to sail
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Everett, WA USA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RayMetz100 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to RayMetz100
I went with the BlueChart CD from Amazon.com for $98.31 with free shipping. They got me for state tax though. Thanks for the help and wish me luck explaining another purchase to my wife.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old maps offer clues (Portsmouth Herald) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-02-2006 11:15 AM
Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx ...? CS...? C? geary126 Gear & Maintenance 3 08-01-2006 09:54 AM
MAPS ian6460 Gear & Maintenance 6 11-10-2004 12:40 AM
HF receiver + laptop + software = weather maps? VIEXILE Gear & Maintenance 2 01-07-2002 06:22 AM
Maps and Palm Computer hansdg General Discussion (sailing related) 0 03-19-2001 09:43 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.