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Old 31-12-2021, 01:33   #16
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The scanned images are too small tombe readable. They just fet too pixellated if I stretch tham. Can you make higher resolution versions?

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Alan, the Chart plotters accept three types of charts. I donít recall offhand the exact versions but you can find it online. I believe itís the Navionics+, the C-Chart and the K-chart.

File saved to a memory card which you load in. Easy. I downloaded the free K-chart as that was fine for my needs although I think the other two are better. But they cost hundreds of dollars.

However the K-charts donít cover inland waterways so Iíll soon purchase the Navionics Lakes version.

Another option is use your laptop and download all the ENCs for free from NOAA.
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Put the Navionics Chart on the CD Card and insert ....works good
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Use a ONWA AIS transponder for a few years ... works perfectly and much cheaper than US brands
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Old 03-01-2022, 00:30   #20
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Alan, the Chart plotters accept three types of charts. I donít recall offhand the exact versions but you can find it online. I believe itís the Navionics+, the C-Chart and the K-chart.

File saved to a memory card which you load in. Easy. I downloaded the free K-chart as that was fine for my needs although I think the other two are better. But they cost hundreds of dollars.

However the K-charts donít cover inland waterways so Iíll soon purchase the Navionics Lakes version.

Another option is use your laptop and download all the ENCs for free from NOAA.
Thanks for that information. I couldn't find any reference to a memory card slot in the Tech Spec. I am in Guernsey, in the English Channel, so need UK and French coasts, from Navionics. NOAA does not cover these areas.

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Old 21-06-2022, 15:09   #21
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Do the ONWA chart plotters have touch screen control? I could not find anything in the specs.
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Does anybody know if they have auto pilot , I don’t use any marine electronics per se Just auto pilot, I run an NAV app on a tablet or a laptop I don’t find radar useful and haven’t used them in years , But I do like a very good auto pilot I don’t mind spending money on auto pilot any info would be nice thank you
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Does anybody know if they have auto pilot , I donít use any marine electronics per se Just auto pilot, I run an NAV app on a tablet or a laptop I donít find radar useful and havenít used them in years , But I do like a very good auto pilot I donít mind spending money on auto pilot any info would be nice thank you
Yes, Onwa have autopilot
https://onwamarine.com/category/products/auto-pilot/
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Do the ONWA chart plotters have touch screen control? I could not find anything in the specs.

No. Mine did not and I donít think the larger ones do either. In rough waters I find touch screens tough to use, although theyíre great in smooth or when anchored.
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Re: Anyone using Chinese ONWA electronics? Sample quote

I just discovered this thread. Not sure how I missed it last year.

A quick visit to AliExpress found this 12" plotter for around $700 including shipping from China to the US.

I'm not in the market for new electronics today, but at these prices I'm going to keep these in mind next time!
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I just discovered this thread. Not sure how I missed it last year.

A quick visit to AliExpress found this 12" plotter for around $700 including shipping from China to the US.

I'm not in the market for new electronics today, but at these prices I'm going to keep these in mind next time!
Indeed, they have good features for the price. The 12" one is massive and would not fit my space. Even the 8" KP-8299 (basically the same as the 12" KP-1299) is quite large. I don't have any electronics at the moment other than radios. The iPads are OK, but not the best on a sunny day, so I think I'll be in the market for an ONWA sometime soon.
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has anyone tried to interface an onwa chart plotter with other nmea 2000 equipment ?

i'm specifically thinking of a raymarine st6001+ autopilot. love steering to waypoint and would not wish to lose this functionality...

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has anyone tried to interface an onwa chart plotter with other nmea 2000 equipment ?

i'm specifically thinking of a raymarine st6001+ autopilot. love steering to waypoint and would not wish to lose this functionality...

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I donít think it does nmea2000
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I donít think it does nmea2000
looks like the neweer models might

go to https://onwamarine.com/km-12a-new/

and scroll down to
"NMEA2000 and ONENET supported PGN" - there is a table

trouble is raymarine use seatalk and getting seatalk & nmea2000 to cooperate can be difficult !

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Iíve got an ONWA KP-38 circa 2018. For what it is itís great. The GPS acquisition time is amazing, the flexibility of inputs and outputs is great, but itís only 0183.

It occasionally miscomputes location and will report 0 sog shortly followed by 600 or 700 knots, then back to normal. Itíll drive the autopilot just fine until one such hiccup occurs, then it gets interesting for a second.

All in all, good kit for the price.
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