Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Itinerant. On an adventure!
    Posts
    2,838

    Default Navionics alternatives?

    Subscription has expired - so looking for wisdom on what is available.

    Use a Lenovo tablet which seems very slow, but does the job- mostly. There are some issues with it......£34.00 a year is one of them.

    Any wisdom for a route planning, general navigation bit of software?

    Thanks
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Gosport
    Posts
    3,038

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    How about the Visit my Harbour system. Great website with lots of free stuff, but they also do chart packages.

    http://www.visitmyharbour.com/
    Moody 31

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    West Mersea. north Essex
    Posts
    4,828

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    You can still use it after the subscription has expired. You just don't get updates

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    UK East Coast
    Posts
    1,804

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete7 View Post
    How about the Visit my Harbour system. Great website with lots of free stuff, but they also do chart packages.

    http://www.visitmyharbour.com/
    +1 for their charts when used with the Marine Navigator app which can also display AIS.

    Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2,561

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    I have been an on and off Navionics user on my phone but my vote is for VMH but used with OPENCPN (Other chart sources are also available for free for Android if you know who to ask or where to look)

    £25 of usb stick gives you all UK admiralty charts which are fulll raster not mickey mouse cartoonography charts. (I think they are still only for use with windows based machines Please correct me if I am wrong)

    I have been using one of these hybrid PC/Set Top Box/ Tablets for a few years and have just bought one of these with a larger screen 10inch screen

    https://www.pipo-store.com/pipo-x12-10-8-inch-mini-pc-tv-box.html


    Unusual to have any PC or Tablet with an RS232 port.
    This allows for permanently wired connection of combined GPS and AIS Transponder. I prefer a simple wired connection rather than depending upon wifi for a critical display. Eliminates the need for a USB to serial converter.

    It does so much more but it still wont make the morning cuppa yet

    Steve

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Keswick, Cumbria
    Posts
    1,857

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    Thats an interesting looking bit of kit, I've just been wondering how long my ipad will last, it now cant load any ios updates, as its too old. (ipad air 4.5yrs old!)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    530

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    I use Memory Maps Marine charts on a Nexus Tablet, a Windows laptop and a Mac. No tidal data but the same charts as the folios. I really like them.

    David Morgan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Itinerant. On an adventure!
    Posts
    2,838

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by TSB240 View Post
    I have been an on and off Navionics user on my phone but my vote is for VMH but used with OPENCPN (Other chart sources are also available for free for Android if you know who to ask or where to look)

    £25 of usb stick gives you all UK admiralty charts which are fulll raster not mickey mouse cartoonography charts. (I think they are still only for use with windows based machines Please correct me if I am wrong)

    I have been using one of these hybrid PC/Set Top Box/ Tablets for a few years and have just bought one of these with a larger screen 10inch screen

    https://www.pipo-store.com/pipo-x12-10-8-inch-mini-pc-tv-box.html


    Unusual to have any PC or Tablet with an RS232 port.
    This allows for permanently wired connection of combined GPS and AIS Transponder. I prefer a simple wired connection rather than depending upon wifi for a critical display. Eliminates the need for a USB to serial converter.

    It does so much more but it still wont make the morning cuppa yet

    Steve
    Oh! That does look fun, but off budget this month
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    103

    Default Re: Navionics alternatives?

    I use london chartplotters on a pad and it's great. Also raster charts which "float my boat". there are some small negatives with the software - but overall it's a bargain

    as I'm a bit "sad" I've also got navionics on my phone, which isn't so great as I prefer raster charts, but it does update every month, which is also a bonus

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to