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Old 18-07-2010, 20:08   #1
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I just moved to Chesapeake and thought it prudent to use a GPS. My old boat has a Standard Horizon plotter, but it appears that it needs a C-Map chip to operate. I have just spent two hours trying to figure out exactly what I need and am amazed at: a) how vague the info on these charts are and b) how expensive they seem to be.
I just bought the Navionics chart software for my Droid for less than $20. It appears the C-Map charts will cost several hundred.
What's so special about C-Map? Is there one chart to buy or do I need several?
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Old 19-07-2010, 00:32   #2
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Ck on ebay,sometimes cheap,mostly too high.Try and get one for the area you will sail no more.Too large an area no detail.Your unit will probably take c map & c map nt but not max.marc
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Old 22-07-2010, 02:56   #3
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I am surprised to hear this. CMap is one of the cheapest electronic chart solutions in our part of the world for a proprietary chartplotter.
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