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Old 07 March 2010, 09:26   #1
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Afternoon,

has anyone used the PC planner for Cmap? we will soon have a navman 6600 and would like to plan some routes from home rather than sit on the boat and do it.

is it any good???

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Old 07 March 2010, 15:33   #2
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Yup. I've used it for 5/6 years (PCPlanner). Now use Navplanner-much worse!
Dont think it runs on Vista though, which was my reason to change.
It's a little clunky but you soon get used to it's foibles.
Main problem I found was having to deal with C-MAP Italy.
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Old 07 March 2010, 16:08   #3
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thanks brian, will need to run it on Windows 7 so is navplanner the newer version??
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No, Navplanner is Navionics own software. It supports the Navionic chips.

For completeness I used C-MAP and PCPlanner for some years.
I then changed my computer to a Vista one. I found PCPlanner did not work with Vista.
About this time I changed my boat, my plotter and my chip brand.
I found that Navplanner worked-sort of OK.
So I changed.
I had waited 2 years for PCPlanner to support Vista. Despite them saying so, they dont.
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thanks brian, will need to run it on Windows 7 so is navplanner the newer version??
Hi Zippy
I used PC Planner last year and I thought it worked OK on vista - I say "used" as I've just bought a Windows 7 netbook and haven't tried to install PC Planner as yet, so don't know if it will work on the new PC.
However - I'm sure I heard somewhere that Windows 7 would work in an "XP Mode" - which might mean you could run it on Windows 7 that way.
If you want to try it 1st, we normally run from the Hamble so you could borrow my PC planner s/w and give it a try before buying - I only tend to use it for longer cruises such as Alderney and Dartmouth so it isn't in daily use.
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Old 25 March 2010, 05:40   #6
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Right,

have decided to get the pc plotter and make it work on windows 7 (or my netbook with xp if it fails) so...

to anyone out there..... where is best to get the software from? i also need the card reader and user card too.

any chandlers on the forum that could advise??

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Right,

have decided to get the pc plotter and make it work on windows 7 (or my netbook with xp if it fails) so...

to anyone out there..... where is best to get the software from? i also need the card reader and user card too.

any chandlers on the forum that could advise??

Many thanks
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Is it the same reader as the raymarine?
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Old 25 March 2010, 07:26   #8
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pass? computers and me dont really sit that well together so im looking for some help!!
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to anyone out there..... where is best to get the software from? i also need the card reader and user card too.
Hi Zippy
In May last year Redcar were doing a great deal on it for 49 (which includes the USB multimedia reader needed to read and write to C-cards), but I'm not sure if they still have it at this price.
You would also need a user card (29 inc delivery from PRS comms) to get the data into your plotter, although this can also be used to get track data out of your plotter to look at on a PC or for analysing the course actually taken from a cruise.
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You would also need a user card (29 inc delivery from PRS comms) to get the data into your plotter, although this can also be used to get track data out of your plotter to look at on a PC or for analysing the course actually taken from a cruise.
do you also know if you can put your track/route as a layer in google maps or earth?
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