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Why are you posting duplicate threads on the exact same topic???

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sorry saildog... did not mean to inconvience you....
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Doesn't really inconvenience me...but it is considered rather rude by net etiquette standards...also means that many people will end up replying to both threads, not realizing that they're from the same person, which uses extra resources on the server that really isn't necessary.


Cam- Can you merge this thread with his other one???

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I use Maptech on my computer tied into a 12 volt gps. The computer is at the nav station because you cannot see the screen in sunlight. I do all my course work on the computer. At the helm I have an old Magellan chart plotter but I rarely use it as a chart plotter prefering to use it in something like the "highway mode" which gives me course corrections SOG waypoints etc. I manually install the route on the Magellen This works fine in open water. I am going to up grade my helm chart plotter because my current system doesn't work so well in close quarters like going down the ICW.
Talking to the Maptech guy at the Miami boat show you can now get weather via satellite through your GPS but you need the pro series. Weather is coming and may soon be on some GPS/chartplotters soon if not already.
My system provides redundency
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Garmin has had weather via Weather XM radio on some of their chartplotters for almost two years now. It is a subscription based service however.

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So for Mac, MacENC and NOAA? Any other recommendations for Mac?

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Not really... the software field for the Mac is a bit more limited. Two of the major programs, GPSNavX and MacENC are by the same company, and the last one that is of any note hasn't been updated in quite some time.

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