It allows you to view all of the charts for the US free. I enjoyed playing with it, although it isn’t too practical.
I keep a copy of Nobeltec, with all of my charts, on my laptop. I’m constantly asking myself “How long a run is it from this place to that place?” I bet I have nobletec popped up on my laptop two or three times a week.
As to my boat…
I spoke with Jeff this morning. We are VERY close to completing all work on the boat. They called yesterday to ask me to activate Dish Network. The boat had previously been on Directv, but our belief is that we’ll be able to have television all the way to the Aleutians by switching to Dish Network. I really have no idea, but was happy that we’re down to focusing on things like television. All of the serious work has finished.
There was one small surprise at the end. When servicing my engines, they discovered that the impeller on one of the main engines couldn’t be pulled. They had to remove the entire water pump and take it to the shop. That’s not something I’ll have the option to do where I’m going. We bought extra impellers, an impeller puller, and an extra water pump. I might need to pull a barge to hold all the spare parts (just kidding, but it feels like it!)
All three boats that are going on the GSSR are at Salmon Bay Marine Center, near Seattle, and can be viewed via the webcams, at: