Paul, so you can copy the new Cmap Max charts?
Nope. It's why the old format was dumped. They have added a lot more value to the charts now. I've got a small hand help Raymarine
device that has a pocket PC sized screen
. Uses the Navonics Gold chips. Very nice data chips but quite well copy protected and not exactly cheap
. They can be updated if you send them in. There is a free update if you can prove you paid for it. There is also a trade
in deal if you buy a new version.
The Russian Data is actually what Garmin
uses. They negotiated a deal for all the imagery they had and used it to make the Blue Chart series data.
I think the "old" cmap are plenty good enough.
Being free is one thing but being better is yet another. They don't have to be that good to get you there but they don't have to be that wrong to send you to ruin either.