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I am looking for an inexpensive navagational program that can use C-map card reader as it's map source. Any suggestions? Thanx
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Most non-garmin units (Standard Horizon, Raymarine, etc) use C map cards.. some of these are relatively inexpensive ($3-500 - and up, of course) new and often available cheaper used (or new) on Craigslists boards and maybe Ebay..

We're mostly happy with our SH 180i.. nice 4" colour screen. I understand the newer 190i comes with some charts, but still comes with a card slot.
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Thanks Faster, but what I'm looking for is a PC based nav program like Fugawi, which does not work with C-Map. Apparently Raytech would work but it's $700. I was hoping for something free or in the $200 range.
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I suspect the OpenCPN will not work with your charts. Is that correct? Where are you?
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Are there any good gps charts for the iPhone - as a backup? I see several, but they are expensive and I'm wondering which are recommended.
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try Navionics. I use the Android version
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I suspect the OpenCPN will not work with your charts. Is that correct? Where are you?
Yes the opencpn will not work. I am in Ottawa, though my cruising area is Florida and the Bahamas and maybe further in the future.
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Yes the opencpn will not work. I am in Ottawa, though my cruising area is Florida and the Bahamas and maybe further in the future.
NOAA charts will work with OpenCPN. Not sure about NGA charts.

(My sister lives across the river in Gatineau.)
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I use NOAA ENC and Raster charts (free) with PolarNavy, OpenCPN and SeaClearII. I think there is a $75. set of Canadian charts somewhere but I haven't tracked them down. I don't have a free source of Bahamas charts since we don't have call for them up here on the North Coast.
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