In-between waiting to return to my boat, I have been scouring information for the millions of ideas that pop in my head
. Navigation software
is one of them, and more specifically, navi for Mac. Seems like it is something that is few and far between. Looks like there is a program by Fugawi
that will run in iOS, but that's about it?
When I bought the boat, it came with 2 functioning laptops with The Capn'. If I want to upgrade to the most current
version (which I would) it would be around $150. Seems like the range for starting fresh without an upgrade on a variety of programs is anywhere from $399 and up. Yes, I have looked at OpenCPN
, and I'll probably use that as a supplement, but I want a plug
and pay (I mean play
program as well. MaxSea
has a nice following, but I found the Capn to be fine as well.
Our household is completely Mac based, but with the almost disposable prices of some PC's, I guess it wouldn't be a big deal to grab one. The laptops that came with the boat are still functioning, but I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in them, plus the systems are ancient in terms of technology.
I guess my question is, anybody using Mac based software
, and if so, how is it? If not, any other options out there? If not, I guess I'll just get a $300 Asus or whatever else is comparable and upgrade the Capn'.