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What are "Coastal Charts" on Garmin units?

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Colorado 400c is your all-in-one adventure guide. Preloaded with BlueChart® g2 coastal charts, Colorado is made with the saltwater mariner in mind.
I have a question about the Garmin Colorado 400c that I have been unable to answer. WHAT ARE "Coastal Charts" on these units??? Nowhere on the Garmin site can I find a description of "coastal charts". Do they go out to sea for some distance along the coast and do they go inland (Pamlico Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound etc)? I have mentioned in another thread that I am considering getting one of these new units rather than paying the high cost of a microSD card for the Northeast for my 76csx unit.

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Basically, the Garmin charts cover what you find HERE.

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Yes - and note the fact that they include the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.

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Thanks - That's what I wanted to know since Garmin just says "coastal charts" and it isn't clear. Based on your explanation SD it is certainly clear to me to just buy a Colorado 400c makes more sense than to keep shoveling $ into data for the old unit...

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Definitely makes far more sense IMHO to get the colorado than to update the GPSMap 76CsX.

Personally, I like the 478 series even better... They can do both terrestrial and marine navigation and have a bigger screen.

A charts update for it is about $150 IIRC.

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