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Old 11-02-2013, 12:53   #1
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Hello I am new ro the forum and discoverd opencpn on sailboat owners and was able to download the new version software but I cannot view charts on my laptop. Sorry but not too savy, could someone tell me where to go for this kind of information.
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Old 11-02-2013, 13:23   #2
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Hello I am new ro the forum and discoverd opencpn on sailboat owners and was able to download the new version software but I cannot view charts on my laptop. Sorry but not too savy, could someone tell me where to go for this kind of information.
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go here...





and than here....find your charts and click "ad selection" and O.K.


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Old 11-02-2013, 18:25   #3
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Still cannot get charts
I tried your suggestion and get a different window mybe a different version. I downloaded the latest 3.0 etc
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:40   #4
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Thanks for your try I do appreciate it
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:47   #5
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What country are you located in? Charts need to be downloaded and then added as SCIMITAR indicated above.
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I am located in the US Washington state
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Here is a link to the NOAA website for Chart downloads.

Nautical Charts & Pubs

I would start with the RNC type charts, they seem to be easier to use. Once you open up the RNC page, select chart region 13 (yours) and download it.

Once downloaded unzip the folder. When unzip is complete follow Scimitar instructions above.

Here is a link to the OPENCPN instructions:

Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Announcements in Forum : OpenCPN

Alot of good info there....
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Thanks OPIE91
I can't continue this evening but will continue this tomorrow and let you and all know how I do
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Thanks OPIE91
I found all 28 pages and am working in it, even able to see a chart. I wont bother you guys for awhile this will keep me busy, but if you are so inclined to recommend a hand held GPS please do.
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