I spoke to one of the reps at the Boat show about the new navionics pc software to allow you to use your navionics chart cartridges on your PC for passage planning etc and he sent me an email with the details which i enclose below. looks prommising but i wonder how accurate the release date is :-(
according to http://www.bluev.co.uk/Navionics.htm
website it will be £115 and should have been launched on Jan 6th.
email from Navionics
Thank you for contacting Navionics. NavPlanner will be available in the very near future. Also, once it is released, you can check with your local Navionics dealer to find out if they will be carrying NavPlanner or if they can order it for you.
NavPlanner is going to allow you to plan and manage your navigation on your PC at home or office and save directly to a cartridge compatible with your chart plotter. Some key features include:
*View Navionics charts on your PC
*Load, create and save waypoints and routes from and to your compatible media cartridge
*Access and print full data details of your routes and waypoints
*Locate ports with Go-to-Port
*Measure distances and bearing
*Access tide & current, sun & moon rise data
*Easily select full description of all chart objects with "Xplain"