I purchased a 2002 boat with the Northstar 962 already installed and a BSB 2.0 version of Region 9 for the Bahamas. Are the newer Region 9 and 9.1 charts better in the new BSB4 format? Do I need an upgrade from Northstar to run these Maptech charts? Should the Chart Navigator Software be installed or does the Northstar 962 have it's own program for running these charts?
You need to make sure the Northstar has version 5.02 or later loaded in order to read the new BSB4 format of our charts. Northstar will have an update available for that unit. They can be reached at: 800-628-4487.
The region 9 is now done by a different charting source. It's a private company out of Germany called Nautical Publications. We rely on them to give us the most up to date charts in the Caribbean. If you decide that you would like to purchase the newer region 9, you can call us at (888)839-5551 or (978)792-1198 to get them at an upgrade price. Thanks and have a great day, Erika
Thanks for your help. Is there site where I can go to demo or see these new Region 9 charts? I wasn't very satisfied with the older Region 9 charts and would like to see the new ones before I go to the expense of upgrading the Northstar.
No problem. I'll e-mail you some screen shots. Are there any particular areas that you would like me to show you? Let me know and I'll send some sample's your way. Thanks and have a great day, Erika
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RE(6): Northstar 962
(msg #220.127.116.11.18.104.22.1683.216: Posted Jan 17, 2006 9:39 AM)
I received the new Region 9 chart. Thank you! I had the Northstar 962 upgraded to handle these new version charts. My question is ..Do I install Offshore Navigator onto the Northstar or just the Chart CD??
RE(10): Northstar 962
(msg #22.214.171.124.126.96.36.1993.216: Posted Mar 9, 2006 8:42 AM)