Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Downloading Garmin Charts

Allow me to save you a lot of time. As we are about to pass thru the Panama Canal I wanted to purchase and download new charts for our 52x2 chart plotters. They download to SD cards. After 5 1/2 hours of frustration let me offer the following:

  1. You can not use the Chrome browser to find and download charts
  2. You can not use the Microsoft Edge browser to find and download charts
  3. You must use Internet Explorer (available in Windows 10 if you use the search function and search for Internet Explorer)
  4. You must have a Garmin account
  5. You must have registered your chart plotter in your Garmin account
At this point you will actually be able to discover what charts you need, pay for them, and download them to a SD card on your computer.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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