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Garmin GPS 168 Sounder

Do you know if and where I might find a map and update for my GPS 168 Sounder. My manual and cables for my Garmin went underwater during the passing of Hurricane Katrina so my map install CD and cables that came with it is lost. Here in South Louisiana maps seem to be separated by the Mississippi River and the map loaded in there now only has East of the river. I need to add/load West also. Can I do that online or do I have to buy a new CD to install them.

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