This is a great way to turn your Windows laptop, tablet or pc into a full function chart plotter and marine data information system. Just plug the combination gps receiver/memory stick 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. The system is menu driven and all functions will run right off the device. No installation is required - this is very easy to use. Only $74.95!



                                                                                                                           Screen shot from OpenCPN



For a complete list of the charts click here: . The charts are distributed by a certified NOAA RNC Distributor and thus meet US Coast Guard chart carriage requirements for you charter boat and delivery captains.



Included 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.



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




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







Device Overview:


The stick is a complete USB 2.0 hub equipped with a GPS receiver and micro SD card reader.  GPS is based on the low power, highly sensitive SiRF III GSC3f/LPx chip set. 


  • Storage : 8 GB Flash Memory
  • SiRF star3-GSC3f/LPx solution
  • 20-channel GPS
  • SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS) enabled
  • Backup battery for faster position fix
  • USB 2.0 interface


Technical Specifications

Receiver Performance Data

Receiver type

20 channels, GPS L1 C/A code



<2.5 m (Autonomous)
<2.0 m (SBAS)
<0.1 m/s
<1 us

Startup time
    Hot start
    Warm start
    Cold star

<1 s
<35 s
<35 s


-142 dBm
-159 dBm

Update rate

1 Hz

Operational limits

60,000 ft
535 m/s
4 G

  NMEA-0183 V3.0

  SiRF Binary

4800 bps, 8, N, 1 (default)
GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC (default)
VTG, ZDA, GLL (option)
57600 bps, 8, N, 1


15.0 x 15.0 x 4.0 mm patch

Electrical Data

Power supply

5.0 V ± 0.5% (USB)

Power consumption

~45 mA (Tracking)

I/O interface

USB 2.0

Environmental Data

Operating temperature

-20 °C ~ +70 °C

Storage temperature

-40 °C ~ +100 °C


5 % ~ 95 %

Mechanical Data


70.0 x 20.0 x 11.0 mm


USB A-Type Plug




Purchase the 8 GB combination GPS/memory stick for only $74.95.


There are 3 ways to pay:


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



2. You may purchase on PayPal's secure web site. A PayPal account is not required. You can pay by e-check, credit card or use your existing PayPal account: 

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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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