2014 ChartStick- for OpenCPN and PolarNavy (inc. International Areas)

The VisitMyHarbour "ChartStick"  a portable, easy to use way of providing "For Navigation" Raster charts, that are compatible with some fantastic free (or very cheap) navigation programs.

This tiny USB dongle is an unusual way of delivering navigation chart packages.

 2014 editions NOW with FREE 2015 update !

UK/Ireland £39.50  

UK/Ireland/Belgium/Netherlands £49.50    UK/Ireland/Spain/Portugal £54.50   UK/IRL/BE/NL/ES/P £62.50

Instead of locking the copyright chart content to the hard drive of one or two machines, the charts are on the dongle and locked to it.

  • Portable between Windows laptops/desktops (and forthcoming Windows8 Tablets) Use on multiple machines. Charts don't expire.
  • Subsequent recharges with new editions (if required) are inexpensive, so there's no excuse not to have up-to-date charts. FREE following year update for late season purchasers (purchases after August 2014)
  • Charts work with OpenCPN (free) and PolarNavy (cheap)
  • Using a USB connection these charts are fast (only marginally slower that a fully installed system)
  • 30 Day no quibble money back guarantee

All the 2014 editions of the ChartStick contains a complete set of UK/Ireland raster charts derived from data supplied by the UKHO. (plus other charts as specified further down this page)  They have the same look and feel as standard paper charts.  The charts are dated as follows:  UK/IRL/ES/P 20th December 2013, BE/NL Oct 2013

Computer specs required:  Windows XP, Vista, or 7 and intel based Windows8.  This will not work on Macs, ipads, android, linux etc.  USB socket required at all times. Faster with USB 2 sockets.  In general... the faster the processor speeds the better results you'll get. For use with openCPN we recommend version 2.5 for best image quality. (or newer versions with GL mode enabled). No registration or internet connection required to use this product, plug in and use.

How easy is this to use ?

Very easy !  You plug the USB in, run a start up sequence (10sec)... then simply "point" your pre-installed PolarNavy or OpenCPN installation at the chart directory on the stick.  Connecting a compatibe GPS to any one of these programs will position you on the charts.

What's on the stick:

The chart packages, plus software that will install OpenCPN 2.5,and installation software for Polar Navy (PolarView and PolarCom)  Open CPN is free,  Polar Navy is free to try for 30 days, then a small fee to them (about £25) if you want to continue. Both programs are very good, so take your pick.

 

 

Coverage:

Uk Charts

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This 2014 UK/Ireland edition contains over 800 raster charts, dated 20th Dec 2013.

 

£39.50 plus P&P

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Important note:  Although the French coasts are visible, there is not enough detail to approach these coasts safely. If visiting France you WILL need alternative charts.

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This UK/Ireland/Belgium/Netherlands edition contains over 882. UK charts dated 20th Dec 2013, BE and NL Charts dated Oct 2013.  The new TSS schemes around the Netherlands coasts in Aug 2013 are on these charts.

 

 




£49.50 Plus P&P

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This UK/IBERIA chartset contains over 1020 raster charts.  All charts are dated 20th Dec 2013. Coverage extends to the Azores.

 

 

£54.50 plus P&P

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This UK/IRL/BE/NL/ES/P chartset combines all the charts, over 1,100 of them into one package.  BE/NL charts are dated Oct 2013, all the rest 20th Dec 2013.

 

Price £62.50 plus P&P

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Remember the 30 day "No Quibble" money back guarantee.  If the coverage, quality, or anything else about a ChartStick disappoints you, just return for a full refund. No problems or questions.

 

 

 

Detailed Views:

Quilted raster Chart in OpenCPN

 

 

Quilted Raster Chart in Polar View

 

Our conclusions

We love the simplicity, speed and reliability of our best selling SeaClear chart systems (from £29.50)  For those looking for more "bells and whistles" OpenCPN and Polar Navy will do a great job.. in fact the same job as programs costing 100s of pounds.    This "ChartStick" package is fantastic value for those looking for a bit more than SeaClear can offer.

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Read a 1000 mile sea test of SeaClear,OpenCPN, Polar Navy and Google Earth..compared and tested

Article Info

Author:
VisitMyHarbour
Category:
Charts for OpenCPN and Polar Navy
Added:
14/08/2012
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