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The answer is yes you can. However remember that your satnav is not waterproof so you must keep it dry. To buy maps for on the water go to Hold your mouse over maps and click on BUY MAPS. You'll have to fill in your satnav model, what continent you want to use it in and for WHAT ACTIVITY select ON THE WATER. The maps available for on the water will be shown and you can select which ever you want.

When you're downloading the map download to your computer and install to an SD card rather than to your satnav as you could overwrite the map already installed on your satnav. For details on how to do this go to
This explains how to update your maps but also includes downloading to your computer and installing to an SD card.

NOTE: There can be problems with nuvi satnavs reading SD cards so I would advise you to try installing a map you already have to the card first and see how it goes. If you don't have a copy of your map on your computer and you have at sometime in the last few months updated your satnav

  • Log into myGarmin
  • Click on myMaps
  • When you see the map you have installed on the satnav click on DETAILS and it will take you to a page where you can download the map again for a certain length of time after you bought it.

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