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Old 03-17-2009
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Navionics Charts?

I am looking at the Fugawi software and am presented with 3 choices on charting for Vancouver Island East. The first two are CHS BSB ($174) and CHS S-57 ($599). I understand the technical differences and am wondering everyone's opinion on the added value of the S-57 verses $425.

The third choice is Navionics Gold+ at $194 for a much larger area of coverage. I am able to find very little information on the format or detail of the charts. It appears they are not official charts and have been privately produced. This is not a great concern since I carry paper charts, but I have no idea as to detail or accuracy of the charts or for that matter the format they use. It appears to be vector, but doesn't say. thanks.
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