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Old 07-07-2016, 22:38   #1
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Anyone in the S.F. Bay?

Looking for someone in the SF bay area who could help me put charts on my OpenCPN. I'm a hardware guy but inept with software issues. This would be a "paid" situation.
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Old 07-07-2016, 22:57   #2
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Re: Anyone in the S.F. Bay?

Crikeys, I'd hope that someone would pop over and lend a hand without thoughts of compensation from a fellow cruiser. I've certainly done things like this heaps of times when my abilities were useful to others in the anchorage. It is part of the cruising life, and part of w hat keeps us engaged in it.

I'd be glad to help, but it is a kinda long dinghy ride!

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Old 08-07-2016, 01:10   #3
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Re: Anyone in the S.F. Bay?

As an alternative, to get started I would suggest reading user docs for chartdownloader_pi and get some Noaa charts of your area installed.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:55   #4
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Thanx for the input Jim. I always want people to know I'm willing to compensate somehow and leave them the option.
Recently, I temporarily lost my wedding ring. I thought it might have been in the front yard (I'm back in Ca. until Oct.). I found a guy on craigslist with a metal detector to come over and scan the lawn...nothing. He was ready to leave, telling me no find=no$$$. I gave him a jar of our organic bread & butter pickles, 10 of our organic Roma tomatoes, 2 fat organic Celebrity tomatoes and $20 for gas. I need to sleep at night.
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Wish I could say I know exactly how to do this, but I had a friend help me through it. I've actually been meaning to do this again since I now have a new computer and this would give me the incentive to download the files. If you don't find anyone and would like to muddle through it with me while I work a few memory cells, we could easily do this by Skype. Just send me a PM and let me know. No charge
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Re: Anyone in the S.F. Bay?

My recollection is that chart installation is quite simple.

Follow the instructions here :

Manual installation | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Which step are you having difficulty with?
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Wish I could say I know exactly how to do this, but I had a friend help me through it. I've actually been meaning to do this again since I now have a new computer and this would give me the incentive to download the files. If you don't find anyone and would like to muddle through it with me while I work a few memory cells, we could easily do this by Skype. Just send me a PM and let me know. No charge
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My recollection is that chart installation is quite simple.

Follow the instructions here :

Manual installation | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Which step are you having difficulty with?
Not even sure i have the correct download...
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Re: Anyone in the S.F. Bay?

I guess I should also say that I need South Pacific charts and West coast of Mexico.
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Where do you want charts for? All the US ones are available free at NOAA.
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I need South Pacific charts and West coast of Mexico.
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Where in the Bay? I'm in Oakland, and Richmond for the day job. Pretty booked for the weekend, but if you're still not set up early next week...

For the South Pacific NZ offers the raster versions of their charts for free online and you can load them into OpenCPN from the chart downloader. I might have some older Mexico charts (and some SP) around in some format that OC likes.
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I was just telling Gamayan that I go to Alameda quite often. I have a solid state drive Toshiba click 2 laptop with Windows 10. I had a friend get OpenCPN loaded on the laptop and working with my Garmin GPS puck. Also have McMurdo AIS that I think is working and having that overlay on OpenCPN would be a plus but not critical at this point.
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Amongst others I have O running on a Win10 laptop. I'll dig around this weekend for Mex and SP, see what I can get loaded. Can check back on Monday, and if you still need them can probably make it to Alameda early next week.
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Amongst others I have O running on a Win10 laptop. I'll dig around this weekend for Mex and SP, see what I can get loaded. Can check back on Monday, and if you still need them can probably make it to Alameda early next week.
There! That's the cruiser spirit I was talking about. Well done, Dsand...

And for CS: the CM-93 charts are pretty good in the parts of the Pacific that we cruise. Not so hot in Vanuatu, but then I don't think there are good charts for that country! Some detailed harbour charts that are good, but the general coverage ones are gross and not well indexed to WGS-84. The French countries are excellent as are Oz and NZ.

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Nice, Dsand. You're way ahead of me on this stuff. Maybe you'd like to offer a GRIB group tutorial? I can supply one of the clubhouse near Svens where we could meet
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