Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-04-2008, 18:27   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: - San Diego and Fort Collins, CO
Boat: 38' Homebuilt Cutter - "Atticus"
Posts: 136
Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with MacENC Nav Software for the MAC. Good or Bad....

Thanks. - Michael
__________________

__________________
Colorado Dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2008, 18:38   #2
cruiser

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,525
The last time I used this software was about 25 minutes ago.

I have traveled from NYC to Downeast Maine and this month from Key Largo to SC using it as my primary navigation tool.

I have posted several comments on this site about the software (a search will find them for you).

Also... the support is like nothing I've ever seen before. Questions are answered viam email in minutes, not days. I even pasted in some email headers in one of my comments on the software on this board showing the number of minutes they took to respond to my question.

The question isn't if you should get it... it's "why haven't you already ordered it?"

It works flawlessly.
__________________

__________________
ssullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2008, 18:55   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 7,930
Here is the link .

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...enc-13071.html
__________________
The Blue Dot Campaign. This Changes Everything.
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2008, 19:10   #4
Registered User
 
Gene :^)'s Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Boat: 1914 Fantail M.Y. "Strathbelle"
Posts: 222
MacENC works great. Best there is for Mac (in my opinion).

FYI for other readers:

MacENC reads NOAA ENC Vector charts with seamless quilting. Also Overlays BSB Raster charts. Best of both worlds.

Go here for a free trial before you buy it...

macenc.com

GPSNavX (same company) reads only BSB Raster charts. The charts are quilted but you need to open them yourself (shows bounds).

Free trial on this one too...

GPSNavX™ - Marine Navigation & Charting Application for OS X

Make sure you have a decent speed Mac to run MacENC. Slower macs run GPSNavX better.

Tech support sent me this link to figure out Mac speed (yes, tech support is amazing. You can email and get instant replies or use iChat for even faster service). They said a Mac with a 2000 or higher score runs ENC best. I have run it on a Mac that only scored 300. So it does work, it's just even better on a fast Mac.

Primate Labs Blog : Mac Performance (December 2007)
__________________
Gene :^)

1914 Fantail Motor Yacht of Riveted Iron & Steel
http://www.Strathbelle.com
Gene :^) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2008, 19:20   #5
Registered User
 
Latitude9.5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2006
Boat: CAL 3-46
Posts: 441
Send a message via AIM to Latitude9.5
sweet, i didnt even know that was available, downloading now.
__________________
Latitude9.5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2008, 19:46   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: - San Diego and Fort Collins, CO
Boat: 38' Homebuilt Cutter - "Atticus"
Posts: 136
Thank you everyone for easing my mind. I will give it a shot.

BTW - I did not know there was a search feature on the forum...very handy. Thanks for pointing that out to me also.
__________________
Colorado Dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 11:17   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
I have installed Mac enc, purchased compatible gps receiver, downloaded the gps driver but can not get mac enc to recognize the USB port any suggestions?
__________________
Easysailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 19:27   #8
Marine Service Provider
 
GPSNavX's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pacific North West
Posts: 215
Re: Anyone have experience with MacENC?

Typically a USB GPS receiver can be made to work with MacENC following these steps ..

Connecting a BU-353 USB GPS
__________________
GPSNavX - Marine navigation and weather software for Mac and iPhone/iPad/iPod
GPSNavX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2012, 14:51   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 9
Re: Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

I've been using MacENC w. my Macbook Pro for 4 seasons now, and I love it. Am now ready to TRY and get it to work with radar. Anyone out there had any experience hooking up radar antenna to your ENC laptop? Specific brands/gear needed? Dixon in Michigan
__________________
dharvard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2015, 09:13   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 17
Re: Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

This company is amazing for support. I've had a couple on my end, all my fault, and the support group usually replied to my email within a few minutes. I would highly recommend not only the software, but also the company because of their excellent support.
__________________
mctdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2015, 12:29   #11
Registered User

Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 38
Re: Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

I would also recommend downloading/evaluating opencpn for Mac as a backup. Its an open source software that works with charts in different formats BSB/KAP, s57 ENCs, CM93.

Download OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

It has its own dedicated forum here.

OpenCPN - Cruisers & Sailing Forums


Quote:
Originally Posted by Colorado Dreamer View Post
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with MacENC Nav Software for the MAC. Good or Bad....

Thanks. - Michael
__________________
-- opencpn.org
-- charts.noaa.gov
karle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2015, 12:34   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Homeport: Oswego, NY
Boat: 1993 Sabre 362 #113
Posts: 351
Re: Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

+1 for Mac ENC.

Purchased an early version, perhaps 10 years ago or more. Periodic upgrades have been free. Even when upgrading computers, it was not necessary to purchase the product again.

Excellent company! The way it should be.
__________________
Dave Lochner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-06-2015, 06:20   #13
Bow
Registered User
 
Bow's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 3
Re: Anyone have Experience with MacENC ?

+1

I use it as a back up to a stand alone ECDIS system as well as for voyage planning.
__________________

__________________
Bow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have Experience with MacENC ? Colorado Dreamer Navigation 12 22-06-2015 06:20
Looking to Replace All My Instruments - What Would You Do with a Clean Slate Deep6 Marine Electronics 31 04-04-2012 09:36
Anyone Living Aboard in the USVI? Caribbean Bound Liveaboard's Forum 28 10-03-2012 17:09
Would You Buy a Boat With Termites ? SS Little-Devil Monohull Sailboats 83 08-03-2012 16:59
How Do You Deal with All the Windy Days Here in Florida videorov Liveaboard's Forum 29 06-03-2012 10:54



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:45.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.