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Old 11-27-2001, 09:39 PM
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Got a Garmin GPSMAP 76 for my b-day. Now I need some accessories for it. First is the boat mount. Gotta be very durable, capable of holding onto the GPS after large jumps, etc.... Obviously, this will have to be a screw-in base - no biggie.

Next, for the car. Looking for a windshield suction model, to hang up near the rear-view mirror - no place on dash to thread screws into. Advice?

Any other "essential" GPS accessories I have forgotten? I know I need a carry bag - man, they don't include ANYTHING with these GPS's.

Anyone want to cut a deal on Garmin Mapsource software? I'm looking for the Roads&Recreation CD or the Metro guide CD. If so, drop me an e-mail at [email protected] . Got CD burner, and software to share from my end as well (operating systems, Office 97 Pro, Office 2000 Pro, AutoCad 2000, etc, etc.). NOTE: I do not condone illegal copying of ANY software

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Old 11-27-2001, 09:50 PM
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I don't know about a mount for the car. I just wanted to say that I think Garmin really F&*$S you on their accessories. I paid almost as much for a swivel mount and a 12V cable as I did for the GPS!

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Old 11-27-2001, 10:05 PM
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Kook,

I sold my GPS III Plus and just discovered about ten minutes ago while cleaning my desk that I still have the MapSource Waterways & Lights CD. If interested send me an e-mail at [email protected] and I will mail it to you free of charge. Did I say free, I mean that you will have to show me around the area if I tow up there next season!
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I have the CD !!!!! I have a burner !!!!

I just put a mount in my 27' Advantage and in my Excursion !!!!! I have the Garmin GPS MAP 295 which is the pilot version of the Street Pilot III.

Checkout "Tropic Aero" at www.tropicaero.com for the accessories. I just bought a couple mounts & suction antennas ans such.

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Is the Marine mount stout enough to hold the unit if you launch the boat or what? I too think the $$ on the accessories are a bit steep. I'm trying to decide about the CD's. I'll try that website for $$.
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Old 01-10-2002, 02:02 PM
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I ended up getting the RAM marine mounts - one with screw-down base for the boat, and one with 4" diam suction cup for use in the track. Sure hope the marine mount is durable anough - "looks" like it is, but I won't be able to give test results 'till April.
 
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Check out eBay for Garmin accessories. They have tons of cables and CD's. I just got an eTrex Legend for Xmas. Can't wait til spring to do some proving... or maybe not.
Your right though Garmin rips you on their accessories.
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We've got a Garmin III plus, bought the mount at boater's world for like $15 or so and tie wrapped it to the dash, yes I did say tie wrap!!
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