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Mr. Laz
12-02-2004, 01:12 PM
For Me Dad...


All other marine handheld GPS units pale when compared to the GPSMAP 76C and GPSMAP 76CS—literally.

The latest color-display technology gives both units the brightest, sunlight-readable displays available. And with brand-new state-of-the-art receivers and powerful microprocessors, these units will give you a quick and steady fix.

Both the GPSMAP 76C and GPSMAP 76CS have the familiar GPS 76-family keypads and styling, with 115 MB of memory, an Americas Autoroute basemap, and a Marine Point database. Fast USB connectivity makes loading charts and maps quick and easy, while navigation instructions can be shared with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots using NMEA protocols through the dedicated serial port.

They’re waterproof and fully compatible with MapSource products like BlueChart®, U.S. Topo 24K, and City Select® (which provides detailed streets for turn-by-turn guidance).

GPSMAP 76C features

WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver

Built-in quad-helix antenna with remote antenna capability

115-MB internal memory for loading MapSource detail, including marine cartography

USB connectivity for quick chart and map downloads
6.2" H x 2.7" W x 1.4" D unit dimensions

Sunlight-readable display with 256-color transreflective TFT display (1.5" W x 2.2" H; 2.6" diagonally); color operating system with new look-and-feel

Weighs 7.6 ounces (with batteries)

LED-backlit display and keypad

Up to 30 hours battery life (uses two AA alkaline batteries)

Permanent user-data storage; no memory battery required

Includes a built-in Americas Autoroute basemap with auto-routing capabilities, including highways, exits, and tide data (U.S. only)

Internal memory is pre-loaded with a Marine Point database

Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes); rugged and waterproof housing that floats

1000 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes
Position formats include Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, user grid, and more Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint, and clock

Large-numbers option for easy viewing; dual-position display mode
Trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more 10,000 point automatic track log; 20 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions

Built-in celestial tables for best time to fish, plus sun and moon calculations

Compatible with most MapSource products including BlueChart, City Select, U.S. Topo 24K, U.S. TOPO, and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots