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Gps map 162 fails badly on exhibiting location

I purchased by gps 162 at West Marine in Port Huron Michigan about 4 years ago. I sold the boat and all the equipment to my nephew who sails it over in Lake Ontario. Storing it for the winter, the antenna which was hooked up on to a stern rail was struck by a gate pole as we drove through. It knocked the antenna underneath the rail but suffered no apparent damage at the time. First, the gps gave readings which were out as much as 5 miles. Now it is not showing any Lat or Lon readings, speed and several others. It also shows a message but I can't remember at this time what it read. I have encountered several sites that show other owners having similar difficulties.
We need to know whether or not the antenna might be kaput or do we need to send the entire unit for repair. Is their a Canadian location here in South Western Ontario that does repairs. Incidentally I am on the way to Florida on Jan 1 or 2 and wondered if their is anywhere there where repairs are carried out.
Finally, if all else fails I guess he (nephew) might have to send it back to the factory.
My nephew's email is bradmadore@hotmail.com

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SOURCE: I just received a model

You will need to get the Canadian Bluechart Card also. At this time Garmin doesn't pre-load the units with Canadian Charts. Maybe in the future. Here is a link to the card you will need.

Garmin Canadian Bluechart G2 Card

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SOURCE: When I enter the lat and lon corridinates from the

Make sure you are using the exact same format for both. Degrees and minutes are not the same as decimal degrees.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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