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Old 11 September 2011, 14:09   #1
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Nav charts for PC...any advise ?

I'm looking to use a Laptop, gps module (USB) for navigation ,there appears to be a load of different chart companies offer software to achieve this.

Has anyone used a particularly good offering? there,( for obvious reasons) seems to be a bias towards the states.., has anyone looked into what's best for the UK.

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 11 September 2011, 14:18   #2
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I'm looking to use a Laptop, gps module (USB) for navigation ,there appears to be a load of different chart companies offer software to achieve this.

Has anyone used a particularly good offering? there,( for obvious reasons) seems to be a bias towards the states.., has anyone looked into what's best for the UK.

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 11 September 2011, 14:35   #3
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I am using Memory Map Marine Edition , seems to be the Original Admaralty Charts:

A good Price at about 46 , Seems to cover all Uk.

Have a look at.

It also licences to work on a mobile device aswell , Like iphone, ipad etc

Memory-Map : Maps UK : At Sea - Marine Charts


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Old 13 September 2011, 03:05   #4
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Thanks for that.

Decided to buy a Navionics card reader,download Raytech planner from Raymarine for free and use a Nav C/F chart I already had.
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I'm on memory map as well. Granted I have no space for a plotter, so I have used it to print laminate-able rib sized charts & verify the 500 odd "untested" waypoints on my trusty Garmin 12.

But as said, at 40 for the whole of the UK, it was a no brainer!
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Thanks for that.

Decided to buy a Navionics card reader,download Raytech planner from Raymarine for free and use a Nav C/F chart I already had.
Unless drastic changes have been made to Raytech planner recently, don't bother. It's an absolute dog!

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I'm on memory map as well. Granted I have no space for a plotter, so I have used it to print laminate-able rib sized charts & verify the 500 odd "untested" waypoints on my trusty Garmin 12.

But as said, at 40 for the whole of the UK, it was a no brainer!

This is what I used for the Memory Maps this year , on my Rib Takes Hardly any space and is "Water Proof" unlike an iphone , And I Can use Full Uk Ordanance Survey Landranger maps on it aswell , Appears very accurate Used it around the Isle of Skye and scottish west coast , And I'm here to tell the tale, I too have printed and laminated some , just as a backup and to read before I go out .

Road Angel Adventurer 7000 with Sat Nav and Ordnance Survey.

Ideal for a Small Rib or Sib.


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Unless drastic changes have been made to Raytech planner recently, don't bother. It's an absolute dog!
I have to agree with that. I bought Raytech just because I had a Raymarine plotter but I hated it and the plotter so I replaced it with a Garmin and Homeport pc software. Homeport can be a pita as well but lesser of 2 evils and all that.

It might have changed now but with my raytech there was about 10 different map areas stored in 10 different folders on the card. I had to go into the card and guess which one was the area I needed which usually took several attempts as I could only load one at a time

Although I will add that I've got the navionics app on my ipad which is brill
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FOR ELECTRONIC CHARTS I RECOMMEND FlyToMap !!

FTM apps are awesome and accurate nothing compares above these!

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I use Visit my harbour. You can download charts for the rib and overlay google earth. For 25 a year it's a no brainer. There is also detailed harbour charts and sailing instructions for all uk sea areas.
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