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Old 21-05-2016, 07:00   #16
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Re: Chart Plotter Software: C-Map or Navionics

Originally Posted by sailjumanji View Post
Travellerw, can I ask. I have the precious release of this chart on my zeus2 without active captain. Just returned from Bahamas and found it very accurate. Also was running Garmin bliuechart on an iPad to get active captain. Garmin allows you to turn off the active captain data. Can you do the same with the new cmap version? Sometimes the icons get overwhelming. But love having active captain reviews.
Thats a good question and I just went out to try it. Nope, can't seem to find anywhere to turn off the Active Captain stuff. However, the icons are done very well and they scale as you zoom in and out, and disappear once you zoom far enough out. They really don't get in the way at all and most of the time you are zoomed out far enough for them not to show up.

I also love Active Captain data.... but... We find that peoples opinions and the environment vary so much that some of the data is not useful. i.e. Half the review will say a place is excellent, and half will say it sucks. We have learned to glean some data from them (like prices of marinas and balls), but we don't rely solely on the reviews anymore.

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