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Old 29-12-2012, 16:04   #1
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Location: Washington State
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Witch Nav Software For A Tech Newbie

Santa (wife) was good to me. I am getting a Windows 8 based tablet/laptop. I am looking for suggestions for simple and inexpensive nav software.

I currently have a Garmin 740s chart plotter that works just fine. My goal is to have a backup system and portability (trip planning at home).

My cruising area is the Washington, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska inside passage.

I do not need to display anything other than my position on a chart: I have no need to connect any external devices - no autopilot, engine gauges, wind instruments etc...

I have a dry, heated pilothouse and a place to use a conventional mouse if necessary.

I have checked out the OpenCPN website and that looks promising. Thanks for any recommendations.

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