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Old 21-10-2012, 07:37   #1
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Marine Vs Street Gps

I just bought a Garmin marine charts for US Alaska to USVI and their Homeport software - which all works as expected.

Not surprisingly Homeport software won't accept input from an external GPS receiver. I assume it's made to transfer the chart to a Garmin unit only.

My question is will the chart work on a Garmin street GPS? They are so much cheaper than a 'marine' GPS - which is ridiculous since they are essentially the same hardware.

Has anyone ever used a Garmin street GPS with marine charts?


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Re: marine vs street gps

Have you tried Garmin Tech Support?


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They really aren't the same hardware. No one expects their car GPS to withstand weeks of sea spray and salt intrusion. Maybe at worst an errant soda.

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Re: marine vs street gps

Yep. Same doubt here - how well are car GPS secured from continuously flying spray?

Also, the marine market is minute compared with the car market, hence marine GPS will be more expensive.

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