Originally Posted by Stumble
How longhand it been since it last booted up? The 76 is notorious for 'getting lost' and taking forever to recalculate when it has been off for a while. Basically it gets confused about where it should be, and takes a while to figure it out. But I never saw mine have to reboot to do so, it just kept slogging away.
Actually I had it out last Wednesday (3 days prior) for a race
with no issues. I did remove the batteries for a few hours to charge them on Friday but nothing I haven't done before. The unit would turn on and the pages were there but the only information available was the "heading", compass
, and correct date but incorrect time. I tried a couple of the options during the various error messages phases like 'different date' (even though the date was correct) and 'new location' (just because why not?) so if it was in fact lost
and confused maybe one of those straightened it out. I have no idea. I sent an email
support. Maybe they will bet back to me with an explanation.
Regarding upgrade to a 78, I've played with those helping crew learn how to use them when new and actually prefer the 76 - much more intuitive and easier to use IMO.