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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:02 am 
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If you currently use a Garmin MFD or plotter they (Garmin) have a new program out for PC or Mac called Homeport which can be downloaded for free from their website. This new version is an upgrade from the Mapsource product which I was using before. In order to get charts on this you will need to purchase them from Garmin, find a set floating around (wink) or download them from your unit. If your unit is SD card compatible you can download the mapset from your MFD and use it with Homeport for free on your PC to plan way-points, routes or see your tracks. You will just need to keep the SD card in the PC while you are using it. To my knowledge there is no way to copy the maps from your SD card directly to your PC. I am still investigating that at this point. More on that later.. I did find a copy of their BlueCharts which has good amount of data including bottom contours for the whole west coast of FL. Have fun and let me know if you have any ?s

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:42 pm 
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When I had my Garmin I used Homeport. I don't remember if it was free or not. But it was handy to be able to manage your waypoints and etc from my PC>

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