I use the Capn and find it a reasonably good software
but expensive for Chesapeake cruising.
However, the company changed owners and lost
my customer information (presumably many others) so I cannot upgrade. Nor can I expect to get a backup copy should (when) my laptop
dies. Somewhere I have the CD but cannot find it. I am concerned that the company will simply go out of business.
Should they go out of business - or I find a need to install new software
on a new laptop
, I would likely give the MaxSea
a close look based on the posts here.
I'm also considering a small repeater monitor
mounted on my "dashboard" above the companionway
. After looking at a lot of solutions and screen
providers, I've concluded that I am better served buying
a separate GPS navigation
unit. That way, I will have a duplicate navigation
system. The systems are getting cheaper all the time and offer 4-7 inch units at attractive prices.
Great thread - thanks to everyone for their contributions.