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Suggestion of Computer Nav software

Dose anyone use any good Computers systems such as

Bluewater racing

Im trying to put some software on my laptop to help navigation or route planning ,

Any suggestions?
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Re: Suggestion of Computer Nav software

I really like Fugawi ENC on my old laptop with WinXP on it. Doesn't work as well on 7, and their new version for 7 and 8 isn't as good (in my opinion). (Version 5 is the new one) Of course, it could just be my computer, and not the software. When it's working right though, it works well and at around half the price of the more noted brands. You can check it out at fugawi.com
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Re: Suggestion of Computer Nav software

One of the reasons that you may not be getting a lot of replies is that this subject is a regular topic. You might want to scroll down through the electronics section on this and other boating boards to read what others have said. Good luck.
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Re: Suggestion of Computer Nav software

I have PolarNavy - which was written by a guy that frequents this site. (or used to)

It's cheap, easy to use, and works well for me.
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Dose anyone use any good Computers systems such as

Bluewater racing

Im trying to put some software on my laptop to help navigation or route planning ,

Any suggestions?
I use OpenCPN on my laptop, works really well and it's free.
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Re: Suggestion of Computer Nav software

+1 for OpenCPN. Can't beat the price and each release just gets better and better.
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