Re: plotting software
Sea Clear and Open CPN, both free, work somewhat well on my computer but Open CPN seemed to lock up when I tried it. I use Sailcruiser and Jeppesen's C-Map charts. Sailcruiser reads all the raster charts as well as C-Map, has Polars, etc tailored to sailboats. I like Garmin charts and my liitle Garmin 376C plotter but the charts are just too expensive.
Forget Admiralty charts, they've got them all locked up...for sale at an exorbitant price. Amazing how publicly collected data can be sold so the British government can collect $. They need to get with U.S., N.Z., and Brazil in realizing chart data is a SAFETY issue, the data was collected by taxpayer dollars, and charts should be free to download.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 04-28-2012 at 02:12 PM.