Navigatrix - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Seamanship & Navigation
 Not a Member? 

Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2013
Cap-Couillon's Avatar
Noah's Bosun
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Cap-Couillon is on a distinguished road

This in no way has anything to do with getting bent over the chart table and spanked with a fender......

Navigatrix is a complete linux operating system put together by people on boats for people on boats.
Basically it is a compilation of electronic tools for navigation, communication, information and security that you can use offshore, on shore, or at anchor that is based on Debian/Ubuntu and can be booted from a "Live" USB stick (4 gig) or installed to your HD. It has the ability to dual boot Window$ if you prefer, although it is light enough to run on older slower machines that will gag on the latest windows distributions.

Navigatrix is free and open source, and while it has a ways to go in maturity the forum support is good, ahd for the most part it works as advertised "out of the box" A partial list of included programs:

*-My Favorites

*- OpenCPN 3.2.2 Chartplotter and all the plug-ins available for Linux
- Chart Converter and Calibration Utility. Make pictures from your paper charts, calibrate them and use them inside OpenCPN.
- zyGrib 6.1.4 Grib Weather Data
- qtVlm 3.4 Sailboat Router. Optimze your route according to current weather condition.
-Weather Wizard Superimpose weather fax and grib files to cross check for tropical phenomenons.
*- GnuAIS Decoder 0.2.4 integrated into OpenCPN. Turns your old VHF into a fully functional AIS reciever.
- PolarCOM 1.9.6 Full Screen GPS Display
- Airmail 3.4.062 for HAM and Sailmail with the latest frequency list and added zyGrib support
*- JWX 2.8 and HamFAX 0.8.1 to receive Weather Fax through SSB
*- JNX 1.4 Navtex Decoder
- JTides 5.2 Worldwide Tidal Calculator with the latest tide definition files
- WXTide 4.7
*- XTide 2.13-1
- Astronomical Almanac 5.6-4
-CelNav 0.1 Celestial Navigation Caclulator and Almanac Interface
- flDigi 3.21.68 and jPSKMail 2.0.30 to send and receive eMails over SSB without a Pactor Modem
*- gpsd 3.6-4 supports many GPS receivers out of the box and needs no additional drivers
- gpsbabel 1.4.3 converts your GPS routes and waypoints to many different formats
- gpstrans 0.41-3 communicates with your garmin GPS receiver
***- redshift 1.7 sets the color temperature according to the position of the sun, click the red light bulb to activate nightvision for all applications, the color will change smoothly to allow your eyes to slowly adapt. (Toooo Cool)

But wait ... There's More!

- wine-1.4.1 ... runs Windows Programs too! So you may also install your commercial navigation applications for windows (e.g. visual passage planner runs without a problem, just start the setup using wine and install it as you would in windows)
Plus the usual compliment of office applications Internet browsers, graphics programs etc.

As you can probably tell, I am quite taken with this distro. Down loaded Navigatrix and installed on 5 yr old laptop. Added $30 hockey-puck gps receiver from GlobalSat (usb) Down loaded and installed all the NOAA raster charts available (1000+ free) and Bob's your uncle... Navigation system / email / planetarium / etc / etc Total cost $30.00 plus a case of beer for the lap top.

Last edited by Cap-Couillon; 08-14-2013 at 10:13 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 08-13-2013
mark2gmtrans's Avatar
sailing soon
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 813
Thanks: 2
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 2
mark2gmtrans is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to mark2gmtrans
Re: Navigatrix

1. Navigatrix

A stylish woman with a map who can help you find your way.

A woman who knows where she is going and how to get there.

A good woman to know and have in your life, especially if you are lost.

A woman who's map is not only geographical but also spiritual and esoteric, she may help you find your way geographically, spirtually and persoanlly.

A bossy navigator!

A cartographer and director not just in a geographical sense.
I am a proffessional navigatrix with my own home-made map.

It has taken me a lifetime of study and learning to become a navigatrix.

If you are lost then a navigatrix can help you find your way again.

The navigatrix took control and directed the group safely and smoothly to their destination.

The motley crew had been driving in circles and felt relieved when the saw a stylish navigatrix waiting at the busstop reading a map "Are you lost?" She said as they pulled over.
It is good to learn from your mistakes, but much better to learn from the mistakes of others...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.