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I'm looking for a good Coastal Navigation Software for the area from San Diego to San Francisco, including Catalina and the Channel Islands. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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What's your budget. Seaclear II is free, and works with the BSB-format raster charts you can download from NOAA. Not the best or most comprehensive software package out there, but it is FREE.

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If you go get a Maptech Chart kit, you'll get a copy of offshore navigator lite

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Can you get electronic charts from your GPS vendor? I have a 2 year old Magellan XL handheld and I have the whole West Coast + Hawaii on a SD Card. Shows water depth, marinas, channel markers, etc.


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This may be a bit difficult, considering Maptech went belly up.
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Their still available and Maptech is still supported by

KPM Marine, LLC
d/b/a Maptech Navigation, Inc.
10 Industrial Way
Amesbury, MA 01913
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Yes, but the charts are now owned by Richardson, and so probably don't come with the free software anymore—since the software and the charts are owned by separate companies now.
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