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post #4 of Old 05-22-2002
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Advice/Opinions Nav. Software

I have been using Nobeltec software for a year now and find it to be an incredible navigation tool. It is easy and intuitive to use right out of the box. If you have basic knowlege of Windows programs you will be able to operate it without instructions. The charts are extremely clear and precise. They zoom and pan almost instantly. You will quickly loose patience with your stand alone plotter after using your laptop. If you have a Garmin GPS you can do all your navigation at home on your laptop and upload routes and waypoints directly to your GPS and chart plotter. Chartplotters are great at the helm but it is far easier to navigate and plan on a laptop. The Nobeltec software will interface with GPS, autopilot and any other instruments that output NMEA 0183 data.
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