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my old garmin 76 has served me well over the years but now i want to upgrade to a handheld chartploter,i'm heading back down the tombigbe the first of nov.but i don't know if i'm going to turn right or left at mobile i have boucou paper for left but nothing for right,any sugestions for a resonable ploter with e charts readily available for tx,mex,and central america.thanks sawingknots
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btw,i can single hand the locks ok but wouldn't mind buddying up with another boat atleast part of the way
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my old garmin 76 has served me well over the years but now i want to upgrade to a handheld chartploter,i'm heading back down the tombigbe the first of nov.but i don't know if i'm going to turn right or left at mobile i have boucou paper for left but nothing for right,any sugestions for a resonable ploter with e charts readily available for tx,mex,and central america.thanks sawingknots
I don't understand the question. Isnt the Garmin 76 a handheld chartplotter? Charts are readily available for it. You just download them from Garmin.

So your upgrade possibilities are a better handheld like the 78, or a fixed chartplotter.

I have a Garmin 78SC which is about the best handheld, with the Bluecharts pre-loaded. It's pretty cool as a backup but I often wish for a proper fixed chartplotter as the screen on the 78 is too small.

By too small I mean you can't see detail like buoys without zooming in so far you can't really see where you're heading, so you're constantly zooming in and out.

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If you want an upgrade from the 76 you might look at the Garmin Oregon or Montana.
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