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Wanted: waypoints for Black Bay, EI 51

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have a file for Black Bay and Breton Sound? If so, I would greatly appreciate a copy.Also, I noticed on the Mapsource Topo map that there is a rise in the sea floor from about 7 feet to 3 feet to 0 feet about 2.75 miles WSW of the Black Tanks at N 29 30.056, W 89 26.915. […]

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Why are computer, GPS not talking?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I just purchased a Garmin 176C, and I am trying to hook it to my computer. I have the interface cable hooked to my computer and GPS, but nothing happens. Should an icon come up on the screen? I have the blue chip data card. How does it interface with a computer from GPS? […]

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Can Maptech be added to a GPS?

Dear Capt. Paul:

First, let me say, as a longtime subscriber to Louisiana Sportsman magazine that your articles are the most interesting and informative on GPS topics I have ever read. I can’t wait to get my magazine every month to get the latest and greatest. […]

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Is your unit performing at its best?

Did you know that there may be a free upgrade to your present GPS receiver? No you don’t have to return the unit to the manufacturer for upgrading. If your GPS receiver has a capability to attach a PC interface cable to a computer, you or anyone who is computer literate may install the upgrade. […]

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Sun damages GPS display screen

Capt. Paul:

I inadvertently left my hand-held GPS unit in my car on the dashboard near the windshield. It was there about five hours in the middle of the day and in the sun. When I picked up the unit, it was hot to the touch. When I turned it on, there were heavy black parallel horizontal lines across different sections of the screen. These lines stayed there regardless what different screen I selected. What happened, and can I correct it?

Ralph P.
Tampa, Fla. […]