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This is a great way to turn your laptop or pc into a full function chart plotter and marine data information system. Just load the DVD in your computer and you have instant access to over 2200 of the latest raster navigation charts produced by NOAA - plus several reference books and more. This professionally authored system is menu driven and all functions will run right off the DVD. No installation is required - this is very easy to use. All for just $19.95!


                                                                                                                             Screen shot from OpenCPN



Included on the DVD are:



The charts are updated bi-weekly so you will receive the latest editions (you can update them any time for free from the NOAA web site). NOAA Raster Navigational Charts® are full-color, geo-calibrated, high detail, digital images of NOAA's entire suite of paper charts. They display beautifully with all the details found on the paper charts that you are used to using. They are better though, because you can overlay electronic navigation elements right on top of the chart. Examples of these elements are your position, marks, tracks, routes, bearings, and distances. Another great feature is the ability to zoom in and out. You can see the big picture without the hassle of trying to spread out a large chart on a small chart table or you can zoom in to see all the details around your vessel.


For a complete list of the charts click here: http://www.officialnoaacharts.com/chart_regions.htm . The charts on this DVD are distributed by a certified NOAA RNC Distributor and thus meet US Coast Guard chart carriage requirements for you charter boat and delivery captains.

Some of the OpenCPN software features are:


The Coast Pilots, American Practical Navigator, and Navigation Rules are all in Adobe Acrobat reader (pdf) format making them very easy to view. Acrobat reader is included on the DVD if you don't have it.




The DVD  is menu driven, including the option to install OpenCPN and the charts on your hard drive. This makes the system very easy to use. Hardware requirements are minimal. OpenCPN will run fine on a 233 mhz computer.  Below are some sample menus:








Add a GPS receiver to your laptop and OpenCPN will automatically load the correct chart and display your position and navigation data on screen. Turn on the automatic feature and your position will be shown in the center of a moving map. Create routes, find distances, bearings and more with the click of a mouse. Turn on the Tracks function and create a track of where you have been. Use created tracks to get back to favorite fishing grounds or return home when bad weather sets in. 


Don't have a gps receiver? Purchase this software bundled with a new water resistant, 65 channel, gd-2501 usb gps receiver for only $69.95 (with free shipping & handling).  Click here for more information.  







This software is also available on a 8 GB combination GPS Receiver/Memory stick for $74.95 (with free shipping & handling).    Click here for more information.







Buy with complete confidence - if you are not satisfied I will refund your entire payment.


The complete system on  DVD is $19.95. Shipping and Handling is a free by First Class Mail to the USA. 



There are 3 ways to pay:


1. Purchase directly by credit card by calling: 732-664-8235 



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3. You may purchase by sending a Postal Money Order (NJ residents add 7% sales tax) to:

                            The Cranker, LLC
                            853 Miller Ave
                            Jackson, NJ 08527

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Chart sets may also be purchased on memory sticks (thumb drives), sd  cards, CD's or on a combination usb gps receiver/memory stick. They are menu driven and contain OpenCPN chart plotter software, the OpenCPN manual and current NOAA US RNC charts. The 2GB combo GPS/mem stick and CD's have limited areas. There is nothing to install - the software will run right off the solid state device. Please click on the links below to learn more about these. Pricing is as follows:

                                 8 GB memory stick or sd card $34.95  

                                 2 GB combination memory stick/usb gps receiver $64.95

                                 4 GB combination memory stick/usb gps receiver $69.95

                                CD with one area  $19.95 


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Last revised 01/14  The Cranker, LLC - a Certified NOAA Raster Navigational Chart Distributor. Contact The Cranker, LLC at 732-664-8235