Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
Appreciate the condolences and sage insights into microcircuitry though - it is as I always suspected. No word from Garmin yet and my new 76CSX should be here tomorrow, in time for weekend sledding and fishing.
Re: backups - I keep a fishing diary with me -just a little address type book and copy all coords down after I waypoint them. Write in pencil, store in waterproof pocket and it's almost foolproof. I also, when available, and if I'm on a little junket, take a screen shot of the unit with my digital camera - comes in handy virtually anywhere. I only lost a couple of spots on Lake Simcoe and can revisit this weekend.
Dead GPS still smells like burnt microwave popcorn though.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation is it's father........... (Bell)