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Old 04 October 2010, 09:55   #1
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Can anyone suggest a good and inexpensive program to plan journeys and set up waypoints to use with Navionics and with Raymarine?

The Ray program is several hundred pounds and I don't want to spend that much.

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Old 04 October 2010, 09:59   #2
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Old 04 October 2010, 10:08   #3
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I've got the Navionics Navplanner which is surplus to requirements. But before I could say make me an offer I'll have to check I can find the disc and have still got the code number etc to install it again elsewhere.

Can't believe its so expensive and you'll still need to either buy another map card or keep nicking the one off the boat

ps Ive got a Navionics map for sale here
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Can anyone suggest a good and inexpensive program to plan journeys and set up waypoints to use with Navionics and with Raymarine?

The Ray program is several hundred pounds and I don't want to spend that much.

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Have you tried the free Ray version - the download RayTech Navigator. I use it in preference to the Navionics software (which I have too), I find it saves files that the plotters like.

Sorry Martini, if I've spoiled a sale...
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Sorry Martini, if I've spoiled a sale...
Glad I didn't pay for a trade membership
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Glad I didn't pay for a trade membership
Trade Membership! I would have thought that there were enough with small arms on here already...

Anyway, I'm a bit sorry, kinda :-)
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I've got Rayplanner & the Navionics. I bought the Navionics because the Raymarine software is a dog, imho. Forever crashing. The Navionics can save in raymarine format. As previously mentioned the rayplanner is available for a free download.
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I'm with PD on this. Good-ish stuff. Rather limited but will do routing, saving of routes in the correct format, tide tables etc.
Wont look at your Pilot book.
Wont look at your photos of various ports.
Wont load more than 1 chart area at a time (UK and Irish water are split into 6 areas). You have to reloas a diferent chart if you are searching over an area or planning a route out-of-area.
When working with Vista, you need to disconnect the card reader from the PC before switching it on. Otherwise it wont switch on at all!!
And probably lots more it wont do as well. But it serves my purpose.

But you do need a card reader. I happen to have a spare.............
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Old 05 October 2010, 15:51   #10
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Why are you all trying to sell me something??

Just kidding. Open to offers!
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