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Old 03-03-2007, 19:32   #1
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Hi folks:
My wife and I purchased our boat, a 41' Canoe Cove ( British Columbia built) about 5 years ago. We have been working on her while cruising the Trent Severn Waterway and Thousand Islands region of Ontario, Canada. The plan is to head south this fall through the Erie Canal and Intracoastal Waterway. We are considering purchasing the Capn navigating program for this trip. Any advice? Always so much to learn!
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:26   #2
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I was going to say "Lucky Buggers", but I strongly suspect it has more to do with hard work than luck

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:30   #3
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:38   #4
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In addition to your choice of navigation programs, I would purchase Delorme's Street Atlas. A blind man can navigate the ICW but knowing where you are is always nice. You could be two miles from a major city and if you aren't passing directly through it, the charts will never tell you.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:51   #5
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Aoha Westie,
Welcome aboard!! Hope you find the right nav program for you. I think MaxSea has taken over Capn but I might be wrong about that. I'm still in the rebuilding stage and not doing electronic nav at this time. I've got an old version of Capn Voyager and seems to work well with the chart disks I have.
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