GPS Frustrations – Day 15

In getting ready to depart into Canada, turned on my GPS for navigation, and no Canadian maps…

Day 15, stuck in port...a beautiful sea of sailboats at the dock.

Day 15, stuck in port…a beautiful sea of sailboats at the dock.

Day 15, frustrations of a gps chart that is not working correctly! Spent the day talking to Raymarine, Navionics and Bosun's Marine. The map was supposed to cover Canada...the next leg of out trip...but Canadian info. Was missing. No one seemed to know for sure how to fix it. Did we need a software upgrade? Was the mapping data somehow not what we ordered? After 6 hours on our screens and cell phone call after call I decided to try switching the two micro chips around in our two gps units since one unit is supposed to be the primary driver and the other the slave. The moment I switched the two chips the screens flashed up the full mapping of both USA and Canada with all the navigation details I needed!

Day 15, frustrations of a gps chart that is not working correctly! Spent the day talking to Raymarine, Navionics and Bosun’s Marine. The map was supposed to cover Canada…the next leg of our trip…but Canadian information was missing. No one seemed to know for sure how to fix it. Did we need a software upgrade? Was the mapping data somehow not what we ordered? After 6 hours on our screens and cell phone call after call I decided to try switching the two micro chips around in our two gps units since one unit is supposed to be the primary driver and the other the slave. The moment I switched the two chips the screens flashed up the full mapping of both USA and Canada with all the navigation details I needed!

So when all else fails, before calling in the full calvary and big guns to fix your problem, sit back and look for the most basic and simple fix possible!   We quill head into the 1,000 Islands area tomorrow.

So when all else fails, before calling in the full calvary and big guns to fix your problem, sit back and look for the most basic and simple fix possible! We will head into the 1,000 Islands area tomorrow.

Gorgeous weeping willow in Sackets Harbor

Gorgeous weeping willow in Sackets Harbor

Irises beautify this lovely home in Sackets Harbor

Irises beautify this lovely home in Sackets Harbor

Wild flowers we have seen--beautiful

Wild flowers we have seen–beautiful


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GPS Frustrations – Day 15 — 2 Comments

  1. Actually, we were told today that the salad dressing was created here in this area, or at least named for it. Bruno V says he thought the Boldt Castle was really cool. It sure is amazing how many houses are built on little pieces of islands here! And people sure like to boat in this area! Obviously…as it’s the only way to get around. 🙂

    BV3

  2. Glad you figured it out! Is Thousand Island dressing from there? Hahaha just had to ask. Sounds like great fun! Take lots of pictures. Love you guys!! Thank you for taking little Bruno and for the awesome memories. It sounds like he is having a great time and loving it.

    Heidi

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