Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
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In the past, I have used Capn Voyager, Nobeltech Visual Navigation Suite and Seaclear II all with raster charts. I have now recently switched to the free OpenCPN running the C-Map CM93 vector charts. I find this software to be almost ideal and easy to use with very few bugs. It will also run BSB raster charts but the night colour scheme doesn't work when using these charts. I have noticed an error in the tides and currents display but it's workable. I tried this software a couple of versions ago and found it to be somewhat buggy but now it has come a long way. 5 thumbs up.
Hardware : I'm running it on a MacBook but I'm running it on the windows XP partition. I have a Holux GR-213 puck style GPS receiver hooked up to the USB port.
By the way, this is just a backup for 2 standard chartplotters. I wouldn't recommend using a laptop as a primary navigation device.
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Last edited by Bilgewater; 12-29-2010 at 06:55 PM.