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ancora 11-04-2018 11:13 AM

No such thing as a free lunch?
 
Maybe not, but I found a free laptop nav program at OpenCPN. No match for Coastal Explorer, but it is free, complete with GPS capabilities when underway.

RT Firefly 11-04-2018 11:20 AM

Greetings,
Mr. ancora. EXCELLENT find. Thanks so much!

timb 11-04-2018 11:41 AM

I used that bringing my boat home with rx mariner for back up 12$ app I think .be sure to have a charger to use underway. if you are using a usb gps make sure it is working before leaving the dock

ranger42c 11-04-2018 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ancora (Post 712121)
Maybe not, but I found a free laptop nav program at OpenCPN. No match for Coastal Explorer, but it is free, complete with GPS capabilities when underway.


There's a support forum for OpenCPN on cruisersforum.com (sister site). About a million messages in it, maybe... so if you find you ever have a problem with it, you could check there for possible solutions.

-Chris

ranger42c 11-04-2018 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timb (Post 712134)
I used that bringing my boat home with rx mariner for back up 12$ app I think .


MX Mariner?

FWIW, we use MX Mariner as our "NOAA raster chart" back up app...

-Chris

psneeld 11-04-2018 12:58 PM

I have used openCPN fir the last 7 years and 20,000 miles and wouldnt waste my time or money on anything else.

More bells and whistels elsewhere...maybe....

But OpenCPNdoes everything I need it to.

timb 11-04-2018 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger42c (Post 712141)
MX Mariner?

FWIW, we use MX Mariner as our "NOAA raster chart" back up app...

-Chris

yes that's it .I'm the typo king

CaptTom 11-04-2018 05:56 PM

I thought everyone knew about OpenCPN!

There is also an OpenCPN Android app. Don't get the old, free one out there, it's obsolete and unsupported. The new, better, supported one is about $10. Well worth it.

psneeld 11-04-2018 06:33 PM

Whats up with the new app?

The free ones still work on my tablet and phone just fine with the exception that tide stuff is too small on the phone.

Doug 11-04-2018 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psneeld (Post 712158)
I have used openCPN fir the last 7 years and 20,000 miles and wouldnt waste my time or money on anything else.

More bells and whistels elsewhere...maybe....

But OpenCPNdoes everything I need it to.

+1

markpierce 11-04-2018 07:38 PM

Sorry, can't get beyond a flip-phone. :blush:


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