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Old 12-22-2015, 07:45 PM   #21
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Tom, I have a Raymarine plotter on my boat and can buy the Canadian charts on one chip for about that same amount ($99).


I was just hoping to do some pre-trip planning on OpenCPN.


Dick, I completed the first 3 steps and found a wealth of information in the CF forum user guide. I can see this is going to be a VERY time consuming search process if I work it right!


Thanks for the tips and help.
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Yeah, you can put a lot of functionality in 100,000 lines of program code. So far I have found OpenCPN most useful for pre-plotting routes. I print the region of the chart containing one or two routes along with the waypoints and put the pages in a vinyl sheet protector. Navigation in SoCal waters isn't as "intense" as it is in other areas, so I don't have much use for the fancy stuff.

Glad I could help. If you have questions I can try to answer them, but given my limited use of the program you're probably better off posting the questions on Cruiser Forum.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:17 PM   #23
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Thanks for the help. I suggested to my wife that we postpone Christmas because I had found a new boating website that needed a lot of my time.


When I woke up I was ready to be released from the hospital. All will be good in due time.


Just kidding, of course, but finding another boating site to explore is just a great Christmas present.
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