I have been using nav systems since the late 70's (yes I am a dinosaur) remember Loran C? How about Loran A?
Anyway, I built an airboat when living in Florida back in 2002 and used it in the tidal marshes around Cedar Key, Swannee River, Crystal River, etc. Along that coast is a massive expanse salt water marsh grasses littered with a maze of creeks and everything looks the same. Can you say "lost"? My first Garmin was a chartplotter model GPSMAP 176 which I bought specifically for the airboat. I loved that unit and used it extensively both on the water and land. In November 2009 the screen died and my beloved Garmin was laid to rest as it was impossible to get service on such and old unit. Since I bought my 176 Garmin introduced a 176C (color) and discontined the 176. Then introduced the 276C and discontinued the 176C........long story short I ended up with a Nuvi 550!
I no longer have a boat of any kind so the nautical chart data is not as important to me any more. My primary GPS use is on my motorcycle but also use it in my truck and I am learning to love it (differently) as much as my old GPSMAP 176. I just discovered the POI Factory and I am interested in learning more about the capabilities of my Nuvi. Thanks to all that have contributed to this site and I look forward to doing the same.
Welcome to the site grapeape.Lots of pois to download and help if you need it.
Welcome to the site. You'll find tons of information here.
Yes welcome to the Factory
Enjoy the site. There is a lot of printed information available here. More important is the VAST wealth of information provided by the members of the Factory.
Welcome to our Community grapeape,
Your going to love it here. Please take the time to read as much as you can and make good use of the search box for your questions. There are lots of very talented folks here that will answer your questions.
By using the search box first there's a good chance you don't have to wait for your answer, because the question has been asked before with several different community members giving answers that can guide through your task at hand.
Now have a seat in your favorite chair, and kick your feet up, and start reading. The two Threads below will get you going.
Looking forward to seeing what you can also bring to the community table for the rest of us.
International, too - you're in Florida, and some of us (like little old me) are on the French Riviera.
I do have friends on your side of the puddle, btw - like the Sage restaurant in Ft Lauderdale ? Greet Chef Laurent for me !
Welcome to the site.
Welcome, we all hope you enjoy the information that is here on the website.
this site is soooo helpful. you will become addicted.
Hi Grapeape,Welcome to a great site. The members are very helpful, and there are a lot of POI'S to select from.
Hello and Howdy
Hello! From Texas
Glad you found the site. So many folks here willing to help out if you have a problem. And the POI files are great!
You'll find tons of information here. One of our members also has a great site for Nuvi stuff.
If you haven't already done so, download a manual at http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp
With a new unit and the likelihood that you will find things on this site you will want to try, you should first do a backup.
Backup your GPS by following this procedure:
A. Connect your GPS to your computer using a USB cable. Wait for the GPS to show it is connected and ready to receive files (Black screen with an ICON at the bottom showing it is connected to the computer.) Your computer should alert you that it has found a new removable device.
B. Open Windows Explorer and look for a drive named “Garmin Nuvi”.
C. Now, left click on your C:\ Drive.
D. Move your cursor into the right pane and right click in a blank space of the pane. Select New > Folder and type in a name like Garmin Backup 2010mmdd, where mm is this month and dd is today.
E. Go back the Gamin Nuvi drive and left click on it.
F. Move your cursor into the right pane and right click anywhere.
G. Do a CNTL-A to select all the files; then do a CNTL-C to copy all the files.
H. Return to the folder you created in Step D. above. Left click on it to select it; there will be no files in it; then, left click anywhere in the right pane and do a CNTL-V to paste all the files from the Garmin.
to the best POI place in town, you will like it!!!
welcome to the site the best for poi info
Hope you enjoy this site as much as I have enjoyed being a member.
I have the zumo 550 and I know the 660 and 665 are newer and better...is the nuvi waterproof? I really like the 550 on my motorcycle...have it linked to my cardo G4...sweet!
remember to have fun
Welcome to the friendliest and most interesting forum on the WWW.
Welcome and enjoy the site.Lots of great information on this site that will keep you coming back for more and more information. Also great people here with tons of knowledge and always willing to help ...
Garmin Nuvi, 750
welcome! You've stumbled on the best thing around...you'll come back again, and again!!
Glad you are here.
then THE place to check as well, is Tony's:
Just in case you want to add one or two vehicle icons:-p
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