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I've learned the value of things that "float" in a marine environment....76CSx for me. Used as a backup to chartplotter at helm and for hooking up to laptop pc (to provide GPS positioning on chart software) for planning purposes at the nav station.
Agreed, floating hand held electronics is a valuable trait. Don't want to see $300 to $600 sent to Davey Jones' Locker. But wouldn't attaching a floating fob like we do with our ignition keys be just as good?

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It will work but if it's not waterproof (like the Garmin 76csx) it won't help much.

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I have an E Trex, about 90 bucks at best buy. Waterprooof and I attached one of those little floats for an extra dollar or two to make sure it stays on top of the water. Two AA batteries and the right paper charts and you can go pretty much anywhere you want. Mine is about 7 years old. Simple, cheap, effective.
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