Originally Posted by Fletcher500
In regards to replacing the Furono Nav Net charts for the main chart plotter, I am Looking for opinions on C Map vs. Navionics?
We have NavNET 3D, and (I expect you know this) it will display NOAA raster and vector charts, C-Map vector charts, and Navionics vector charts.
We just use the free NOAA charts on the plotter, both versions, sometimes split screen, sometimes one or the other. (And we also use the same charts on our laptop running MaxSea TimeZero, essentially same as the plotter.)
Sorry I can't compare C-Map to Navionics, but if it helps...
I've compared the NOAA vector charts to the C-Map charts we use on a tablet app, don't see much difference in quality. I've also compared the NOAA vector charts to Transas (now Wartsila) iSailor vector charts, and to AquaMap vector charts... don't see much qualitative difference.
I expect I'd be more inclined to look at C-Map charts for the plotter if we were in the Bahamas, where C-Map's included Explorer Chart data is said to make a difference. They seem to be quite expensive for the plotter, though, compared to the very low cost of the same C-Map charts (??) on the tablet apps.