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jaydoliver posted 08-29-2007 08:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for jaydoliver   Send Email to jaydoliver  

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.



JayR posted 08-30-2007 07:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
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....

jaydoliver posted 08-30-2007 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaydoliver  Send Email to jaydoliver     
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.

JayR posted 08-30-2007 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
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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