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Magellan Triton 2000 Review

I bought a Magellan Triton 2000 as a refurbished unit for 300 dollars. Unfortunately, it did not work correctly and by the time I discovered it had a serious problem, it was out of the warranty period.

Magellan Triton 2000

Magellan Triton 2000

I called Magellan support to find out where I could send it for repair. To my surprise, I was told that they do not repair these units, but instead I could buy another model for a discounted price. I was prepared to pay to have the unit fixed but ready to throw away 300 dollars.  Next, I contacted the Better Business Bureau to find out if I had any recourse but quickly learned there were already a number of complaints against Magellan that were not satisfied. So not much help there.

After some research, I found a third party company that would repair the unit for 100 dollars, add an SD card with emergency repair/reboot capability, and some detailed maps of Mexico and the World. Finally, my repaired Magellan Triton 2000 worked properly.

However, because of my experience with this manufacturer, I will never buy a Magellan product again.

Editor’s Note – This post was provided by Bob Wilson of Vancouver BC

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Garmin GPSMAP 76
by: D Bell
I live in Florida and kayak twice a week. I have a navigation program on my computer which uses free NOAA charts downloaded from a government web site. I construct a route through islands and streams on my laptop and then download these into my Garmin 76. If I paddle a new area I save the track before leaving the launch site then when I get home I download the new track from my Garmin into my laptop. Using the navigation software I convert the new downloaded track to a named route which I can use the next time I kayak that same area. The Garmin GPSMAP 76 is the best unit for on the water use. You can buy one on Ebay for less than $30.00 if you are patient.