Marine Electronics Forum - Anyone have C-Map charts for Navnet 3D?
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Looking specifically for a screen shot or two from the Chesapeake Bay area or really anywhere. Trying to decide if is worth the $300 upgrade.
03-26-2012, 01:31 PM
If you contact Furuno they might email you pictures of the C-Map screen shot and you can compare them. They did that for me with the Bahama's.
03-26-2012, 01:43 PM
Do a search on the forum for Navionics and Cmap here -you'll find a lot of info. I have a Furuno Navnet VX2 that I "upgraded" from the Navionics card to the CMap card so that I could use the XM Weather black box from Furuno. I am not happy with the loss of chart resolution that I experienced in the Bahamas which is where I really need the detail. Not sure what the charts look like in your area so this isn't too much help but my guess is that it's not worth the $300.
BTW - *if* the Navnet 3D upgrade is anything like the VX2 upgrade, and you decide you want Cmap, you can probably do it yourself and not have to mess with sending your unit to Furuno. I managed to get in touch with a really great Furuno tech when I called them about this and he walked me through the process. It involved a couple of steps including an upgrade of the Furuno OS software but it was relatively painless and the CMap software was about $150 if I remember correctly.