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Mirco G-Charts Garmin 180
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posted 08-29-2007 08:22 PM ET (US)
I am new to the forum and just bought my second Whaler last weekend. I had had a 17 Montauk that I loved, but sold a few years ago and just purchased a 22 Outrage. I am trying to come up with some decent, but cost effective, electronics for the rest of the season.
I have a vhf and depth sounder that will work, however my GPS that I actually had on my other Whaler, is a Garmin 180. I recently moved to North Carolina from Rhode Island, and have the Cape Cod – Montauk MGUS182SL Micro G-Chart Chip. I have read some past posts describing the difficulty in finding the Micro G-Chart chips that Garmin no longer supports.
So I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know where I could find the Micro G-Chart for North Carolina – MGUS185SL? There is another small chart that would work for me as well: Morehead City - MGUS257SS. I would be willing to buy outright or trade for my Northeast one.
I thought I would at least try. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted 08-30-2007 07:36 AM ET (US)
All the micro g charts are out of production and no longer for sale new.
I am looking for the chip you have and would be interested in buying it for a reasonable price.
I've found several for sale but all have been way over priced and I have passed.
I've followed ebay auctions for them for some time now and most sell for under $50. Florida chips seem to go for a premium. I've seen a few sell for $120 and I recently got $80 for the chip that came in my used 180.
I'll pay no more than $75 for the Cape to Montauk chip....
Any more and I would rather buy a new GPS with a Navionics bundle.
The Humminbird 979 is on my short list.
BTW... there is a CaptTim in Warwick with one on craigslist for $150 (but he'll take $125). Too much.... Way too much....
posted 08-30-2007 03:36 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the interest in the chip. Becuase these are getting hard to come by I am hoping I will be able to trade mine for a different one.
If I luck out and find the North Carolina one I will contact you about selling mine.
I am in the same situation, I am close to just buing a new receiver. If possile though would like to minimize my boating/fishing expenses until next year.
The truth is I over extended myself a bit by buying the 22' outrage and need a few months before I add a bunch of accesories.
posted 08-30-2007 05:34 PM ET (US)
The odds of finding the chip you need are not all that wonderful, the odds of trading for it are very remote.
I put the Key West chip that came with my unit on ebay and a bidding war erupted. Worked for me...
I would suggest you put yours on ebay now, while there is a need for it rather than later in the fall or the winter. Supply and demand..... You don't need it and someone like myself that wants it now may pay a premium (not I).
Best to strike while the iron is hot, as they say.
I at this point have resigned myself to knowing this Garmin 180 will be a back up and that a new unit will function as the primary next spring (unless I get lucky).
Ya might want to beat Captain Tim to the finish line..... Haste makes waste....
Enough idioms for the day ;-)
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