Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-06-2010, 08:58   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 37
What GPS System Is Best Suited to Use with OpenCPN ?

I am new to the boating community. I wish to use the cpn program and would like to know what gps system is best suited.

Can the PUCK such as Garmin GPS - 18x OEM LVC - GPS receiver module - Waterproof be used?

Any input is welcomed

Kevin
__________________

__________________
kegendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2010, 10:52   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almerķa, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,551
There's a list of compatible devices here

GPS Devices | Official OpenCPN Homepage

I use the BU 353, it runs on my linux, its cheap and its got wasp or wahtever its called
__________________

__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2010, 11:40   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond BC
Boat: Grand Banks 36 a"Woodie"
Posts: 5
Kevin,
I an running an older Holux GM-210 usb puck GPS receiver with a Sony laptop with Vista. Not had any issues so far! I just have the receiver resting on the dash near the fwd. window.
__________________
c444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2010, 13:18   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 183
I have a Garmin 126 (idem 128) and I have problems for uploading and downloading routes. There is an other member who have same problems with a Garmin 152. Be carefull with Garmin,

Jean-Pierre
__________________
jpiebrig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2010, 15:08   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almerķa, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,551
Could you lot on other gps devices kindly update the wiki with your knowledge? thanks
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-06-2010, 17:42   #6
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 37
Thanks for the help
__________________
kegendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2010, 07:52   #7
Registered User
 
Rik-lu's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Luxembourg
Boat: HR40
Posts: 196
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by c444 View Post
Kevin,
I an running an older Holux GM-210 usb puck GPS receiver with a Sony laptop with Vista. Not had any issues so far! I just have the receiver resting on the dash near the fwd. window.
a Holux M-215 works fine too.

On the boat I connected the nmea-out from the raytheon-chartplotter to a comar-ais-multi, Comar Systems AIS-Multi , works fine !
__________________
Hi from Rik
Rik-lu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-08-2010, 16:48   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Curacao
Boat: Steel, Passenger, 120ft - Zeelandia
Posts: 5
Anybody have tried Furuno Gp32?
__________________
Zeelandia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-08-2010, 17:03   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
rebel heart's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,190
Images: 3
Excellent results with this guy:

Amazon.com: GlobalSat BU-353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver: Electronics
__________________
rebel heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-08-2010, 17:28   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond BC
Boat: Grand Banks 36 a"Woodie"
Posts: 5
I am using a different unit now. A GLOBALSAT MR-350P BULKHEAD GPS RECEIVER (WATERPROOF). Works better than the Holux, much faster Sat. aquisition
__________________

__________________
c444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust System Diagram (New System) SkiprJohn Engines and Propulsion Systems 19 28-08-2014 05:23
PDA with OpenCPN bg9208 OpenCPN 0 02-03-2010 15:46
OpenCPN bdbcat OpenCPN 1343 19-09-2009 16:59
OpenCPN with BSB v4 selkie Navigation 4 03-08-2009 12:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.