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Forum: Learning to Sail   12-07-2004
Replies: 33
Views: 4,120
Posted By pspsail
Trucker converting to Sailor

LOL, well, I stand corrected, and have put my white horse back in the stable.
Regards,
John
this did make me think, back in the time when pc''s were a luxury and not a necessity, so much confusion...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-05-2004
Replies: 33
Views: 4,120
Posted By pspsail
Trucker converting to Sailor

LOL Sasha re the ''a'' factor, and you do bring up some good points. I could be mistaken, but think (?) he wrote it that way on purpose, as I would''ve, and probably went to another place. Trucker...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-05-2004
Replies: 33
Views: 4,120
Posted By pspsail
Trucker converting to Sailor

With you Jim. I have been a member a long long time and rarely write BUT that response was uncalled for. It is called Learning to Sail here, or last time I looked.

Regards
John

Longest journey...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,775
Posted By pspsail
looking for active chat room for sailing fraternity

A new one started at Take Her Sailing which seems to have a good crew of participants at its bulletin board etc http://www.takehersailing.com/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By pspsail
GPS and electronic charts?

charts, check out: www.marineplanner.com

software, I use: www.globenav.com

Best,
John
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 2,972
Posted By pspsail
Input from Cruisers please.

Speedy, sorry to come right under you without an answer to part of your question. Here''s my friend''s homebuilt 24'' that did a circumnavigation during the mid 80''s to early/mid 90''s from what I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By pspsail
GPS Chartplotters

Been using NavPak for a few years. Excellent software in my opinion as is their customer/tech support, also user group which has plenty of information and a place to swap sea stories or ask...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-06-2003
Replies: 19
 
Views: 2,033
Posted By pspsail
I like Good Old Boat and O Navigator also. Their...

I like Good Old Boat and O Navigator also. Their articles don''t seem to be dictated by their advertisers which their better known, higher priced competitors suffer from badly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By pspsail
GPS Chartplotters

Yes, agree C-Map charts / cartridges are nice. If later on you get into pc chartplotting, you can get a card reader for the pc and with either NavPak, MaxSea, or Raytech software can read the C-Map...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-21-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,319
Posted By pspsail
full time cruising insurance ??

If talking about health insurance the Oct issue of Blue Water Sailing Magazine has an article about international health insurance aimed at the cruisers travelling o/s
John (Fitzy)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-15-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By pspsail
Need Charts !!

www.marineplanner.com is another place for electronic charts that you can select what you want - not free but reasonably priced.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-13-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,695
Posted By pspsail
Maptech ??

mlc101, yes, nice thing about the CMAP NT+ cartridges is that MaxSea, Raytech & NavPak software can read them with a cartridge reader. Sorry that I didn''t add this in previous posting.
Best,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-13-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,695
Posted By pspsail
Maptech ??

Friend emailed me saying this month''s Motor Boating Magazine has a good rundown on not only the NOAA S-57 but some mapping programs
http://www.motorboating.com/
Under Electronics, article...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-04-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By pspsail
Other Countries

www.noonsite.com is probably worth checking for information.
Best--John (Fitzy)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-29-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,695
Posted By pspsail
Maptech ??

Another nav software program maybe worth looking at is NavPak Pro. Like Nobeltec reads several raster formats, the diff being the vector as it reads C-MAP charts.

NavPak: http://www.globenav.com/...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2,901
Posted By pspsail
Electronic charting without a serial port...

If of interest, I guess someone from another BB saw my question about whether there was a laptop that has 4 USB ports and emailed me the below information.

... ECS makes a good laptop with 4...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2,901
Posted By pspsail
Electronic charting without a serial port...

Someone told me that he saw a new laptop with 4 USB ports, has anyone seen one of these, and if so what kind is it?
I use a program called NavPak which set up easy on my USB port using an adapter...
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