For those of you with a computer on the boat (or laptop) we have a program and electronic charts for each of the reefs and wrecks. The CD contains a demo copy of NavPak Pro, an excellent chart viewing and Marine Navigation positioning software program. We supply you with all of the NOAA navigation charts around the area and provide an electronic chart of each of the reefs. You can zoom in and out of the custom reef or NOAA charts. You can see the area of each of the custom charts indicated on the NOAA charts. It is easy to pinpoint exact coordinates, plot a route, measure distances and many other things with the demo. If you decide to upgrade to the full version and connect the laptop to your GPS, your boat's position will be displayed on the charts. You will be amazed how easy it is to position your boat when you see the red dot representing your boats position on the custom reef charts.
In the screen shot of NavPak above you can see a pink box drawn around the Fish Haven off of New Pass. This is Lynn Silvertooth Reef. As you see the NOAA chart has no details at all but with our custom charts you would double click in the box and our custom chart with all the detail structure on the bottom will be displayed like the example below.
You will be able to zoom in and out and move anywhere on the chart. We also provide a set of waypoints for each of the numbered call outs. (Like #1 above) If you upgrade NavPak and connect your computer to your GPS, your boats position will be shown right on the charts! Imagine driving over a reef or wreck and knowing exactly what is under you. For additional information on upgrading NavPak, see their web site at www.globenav.com.