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Old 08-22-2016, 04:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by holty View Post
We are close to purchasing a 30 Pilot II with a Garmin 2010 WAAS. Our old rig has a Humminbird 987C with about 100 waypoints. Will there be a way for me to transfer these or do I get out a pad and pencil? Give it to me slowly as I am a bit of a dinosaur. Thanks

regards Holty

You MAY be able to - check these out further...

HummingbirdPC At minimum this should let you save current waypoints and likely view & print them - not sure if it will interface w/ similar Garmin SW but it may - also not sure if this one is free the Garmion one below is a free DL

Garmin Homeport Free Download - You may need to ask Garmin tech support if this will import WPTS from other SW like HBirdPC. Even if it doesn't it should be way easier entering them into Homeport and saving to a card then importing them to the GPS unit.
I have Raymarine and try when possible to do my route planning at home or on the boat on my laptop and importing them to the Ray ChartPlotter /GPS / Display - doping it w/ display buttons is just way more work.
You will need a blank data card and an adapter/reader to fit a PC USB port - that's what I did and glad I started that way.
I've also been able to update the Raymarine software via the card & reader. And you have your Wpts backedup if you have any problem w/ GPS unit or an update clears/resets the memory - worth it to start this way.

Also see Garmin FAQ's re data transfer
Good luck - Be sure to report back what you find
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