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NOAA charts & Capn Voyager?

I am trying to download the free charts from NOAA & having problems getting them to load or get recognized by Capn Voyager. Can I use these charts? If so, would appreciate any help.

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You can use the raster charts. Last I heard they did not support the vector charts, but had plans to in some indefinite future.
Have you tried http://www.freeboatingcharts.com ? That seems to work well for me.

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You want the .BSB raster charts rather than the ENC's.
You can get the raster versions here:
http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/Index.htm
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Has anyone a source for the equivalent free chart download for Canadian waters....specifically Great Lakes?
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Canadian Charts are privatized and rights are granted to one company by the gov't last I checked. On the other hand, your health care is free!! (g)

(You do know that all the USA charts for the Great lakes are available right? Here's a link just in case so you can see what is covered.) http://www.charts.noaa.gov/Catalogs/..._chartside.htm
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Thx....I'm lost, but healthy.

I do have the Great Lakes, but was hoping to download the 30,000 island area on Georgian Bay.
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