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Old 17-01-2013, 18:20   #976
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What is C Map? Is it something you can use in a chartplotter or do you use it on a laptop?
C-map is the name of Jepperson's Chart range for plotters. A competitor to Navionics.

http://ww1.jeppesen.com/marine/light...ers-charts.jsp

Full world portfolio will cost round $15,000. can buy individual or area charts cheaper.
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What is C Map? Is it something you can use in a chartplotter or do you use it on a laptop?
Either. Unfortunately you have to precommit and ask for a particular model so once the choice has been made you are stuck with it.

Never bothered me.
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I have Nimble Navigator on my laptop which took me all the way across... it uses CM93(2011) charts and is pretty damn good, he should be in St Martin by now for the season... well worth looking into..
Also have my own set of CM93(2009) and OpenCPN...
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I have Nimble Navigator on my laptop which took me all the way across... it uses CM93(2011) charts and is pretty damn good, he should be in St Martin by now for the season... well worth looking into..
Also have my own set of CM93(2009) and OpenCPN...
Oppss... forgot... http://nimblenavigator.com/
Thanks Boatman. I'll check that one out.
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I have Nimble Navigator on my laptop which took me all the way across... it uses CM93(2011) charts and is pretty damn good, he should be in St Martin by now for the season... well worth looking into..
Also have my own set of CM93(2009) and OpenCPN...
Oppss... forgot... http://nimblenavigator.com/
I took a look at the website. It looks like good value for money. Unfortunately the guy is off line for 3 weeks so I can't ask him questions at the moment.
Where do you get CM93 maps, are they pricey, and that would of course be an additional cost to the price of Nimble Navigator.
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I took a look at the website. It looks like good value for money. Unfortunately the guy is off line for 3 weeks so I can't ask him questions at the moment.
Where do you get CM93 maps, are they pricey, and that would of course be an additional cost to the price of Nimble Navigator.
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i can't post a link as it is against forum rules,but if you do a google search (cm93)you can download a free version off the internet.

the navionics charts on the raymarine E80 worked great from hawaii to aus ie tuvalu-east coast aus
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i can't post a link as it is against forum rules,but if you do a google search (cm93)you can download a free version off the internet.

the navionics charts on the raymarine E80 worked great from hawaii to aus ie tuvalu-east coast aus
Thanks Alex, I'll check that out.
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i got put in the naughty corner last time i posted a link to real pirate charts!

and vic if you are still having problems,send me a pm with your address and i can send you a copy of cm93 on disk.
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Navionics Gold worked fine for us, although ours was a fairly quick trip. We sailed Panama to Sydney with only one short stop in Tahiti. So we probably didn't really test the card's close-in accuracy for anchorages etc.

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What chartplotter chips/maps did you use?

I have a Raymarine E80 and West Marine have told me the Navionics Gold electronic charts leave gaps on the way.

What is everyone else using?

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1) The iPAD with iNAVx.
2) Any PC or laptop with OpenCPN and the CM93 charts.

Both systems were fine all the way across, but the iNAVx will piss you off a little if you go back and forth across the date line.

Are you coming across this year, Vic? Where are you now? Which will be your entry port into OZ?
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Navionics Gold worked fine for us, although ours was a fairly quick trip. We sailed Panama to Sydney with only one short stop in Tahiti. So we probably didn't really test the card's close-in accuracy for anchorages etc.

Fair winds for your journey!
Thanks.
I've noticed the Navionics charts still have the beige and blue outline in the adjoing areas where the detail the chip covers, ends. You can even put waypoints on it, so if you're just passing straight through it probably works ok.
We plan to island hop a bit so the detail will help.
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1) The iPAD with iNAVx.
2) Any PC or laptop with OpenCPN and the CM93 charts.

Both systems were fine all the way across, but the iNAVx will piss you off a little if you go back and forth across the date line.

Are you coming across this year, Vic? Where are you now? Which will be your entry port into OZ?
Jimbo, We're in Chesapeake Bay at the moment trying to get the boatwork done. The plan is to sail down to the Caribbean when we get a good weather window in early March. Panama in May, Aus around September/October. Haven't decided on the entry point yet. Bundaberg seems to be the hot favourite for some reason. We're heading for Lake Maquarie so may go more directly. We have a lot of teak on board so we'll go anywhere officialdom is friendly! Probably should aim to be close to the Aquis puppies to keep costs down.
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The local Customs and AQIS mob were pretty good with us in Brisbane, but that might not mean anything when you arrive.

How are you for paper charts? If you want to pay for the postage, I can send you all of ours for the Pacific and you can give them back to me when you arrive in OZ. We won't need them in 2013.
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The local Customs and AQIS mob were pretty good with us in Brisbane, but that might not mean anything when you arrive.

How are you for paper charts? If you want to pay for the postage, I can send you all of ours for the Pacific and you can give them back to me when you arrive in OZ. We won't need them in 2013.
That's an attractive offer. How many charts would be involved?
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