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Old 10-12-2016, 08:39 PM   #21
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Yes, both brilliant low tech solutions in a high tech world.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #22
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:26 AM   #23
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Now that's brilliant!
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:32 AM   #24
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I like both the red and green ideas- BRILLIANT thank you!
My buddy has a homemade one that he just flips a lever to change. Doesn't work for us coloured blind people however. I have to look for the flat top or pointed top or ask the admiral. Binos always at arms length.
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My buddy has a homemade one that he just flips a lever to change. Doesn't work for us coloured blind people however. I have to look for the flat top or pointed top or ask the admiral. Binos always at arms length.
So do you have anything to remind yourself which side is pointed and which is flat?
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:52 PM   #27
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So do you have anything to remind yourself which side is pointed and which is flat?
No, just my plotter and charts but after this thread I may just have to McGyver something.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:13 PM   #28
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Red and green bottle caps. Nice and simple. I like that.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:23 PM   #29
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As to your question regarding OpenCPN, it's a great piece of software. We have a 740s at the helm and dual computer monitors, one showing OCPN and the other showing Google Earth. It is much easier to plot courses with a keyboard and mouse than on the 740s. Now when I tie in our radar and autopilot to OCPN I'll be really happy! Cruisers Forum has a lot of info on OCPN.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:01 PM   #30
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Boat in Canada. Parry Sound, Ontario. Rosborough 246.

2003 Furuno (3rd line of defence)

Primary navigation is CMAP on a tablet (Samsung in my case, so Android). From the Android play store: " In moving forward as a leader within the digital marine solutions and e-Navigation, we’re back to our original name, C-MAP.
AS a matter of fact Jeppesen Marine has been renamed C-MAP and become part of Digital Marine Solutions.
Our new company retains the same navigation and operations excellence, the same products and the same reliable service."

I then loaded I- Boat onto android phone. Very basic, almost digital copies of paper charts. Oncwe you get over the cheap 'feel' to I - Boat, you appreciate it's value for the depth details it provides. Literally, I use it for depth contours when paper charts too cumbersome. Never let me down.

Purchased my paper charts on a reselling site- Kijiji.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:05 PM   #31
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Not many Trent Severn charts on sale.

One Garmin chip.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-boat-parts-trailer-accessories/oakville-halton-region/garmin-g2-vision-bluechart-lake-ontario-to-montreal/1161401942?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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