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Old 01-07-2004, 02:00 PM
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Just got a Garmin 182 and would like some input as to getting the data card or the CD-Rom...
The data card in question would be the mus006r
for the chesapeake bay virginia beach area...
are there any advantages of one type than the other????
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:12 PM
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Howard,'

I've had a Garmin 182 on my boat for about a year. I bought a package on eBay, provided by West Marine, that included a CD and the card for insertion into the GPS. The package included the ability to download to the card any and all charts for any single region I select. I was able to download all the charts from Cape Charles to Charleston. Neat. Good luck.

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Old 01-07-2004, 02:21 PM
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What size boat do you have. I have the garmin with the chip, it works great for what I use it for, inshore and up to 10 miles off. I think the charts go past that, but that is all I need.
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:34 PM
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The boat is a 20ft walkaround that I use in the Chesapeake bay and possibily up to 35 miles offshore on a real good day. Most offshore days are done with friends on larger boats...
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Old 01-07-2004, 03:12 PM
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the 182 may be too big for this but...

If you ever thought you might make other uses of this such as mounting it in your vehicle, there are other inland cartography you can buy and load onto the chip (street and topo maps for example).

Even for nautical only use, being able to do chart updates is an obvious win - assuming they ever actually put out updated charts.

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