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I used Map-Tech to sail from Luperon D.R. to Tampa Bay. There was no difference between the electronic charts and paper charts that I could see. Using both and verifying positions during plotting was most reassurring.
It was great to be able to plot and chart using the computer to enter the Lat & Long into the GPS with the accuracy of the Map-tech program. I was able to rigg my handheld GPS to the laptop but was not able to hook up the ship''s GPS.
The ablity to see realtime postion on a chart was very comforting. In fact when we lost power for my laptop the concern for our position at any given time was a very good reason to plot on paper as well as using the software.
I now have a new programable garmin and garmin is promoting a new Blue-Water CD with noaa charts worlwide. I''m anxious to see how well this new technology works.Does anyone have any info on the Garmin CD Bluewater Charts? ie cost? I was told about $150.