How to Install and Use MaxSea 10.1.3.2 for Navigation
MaxSea is a popular software for marine navigation and charting that can be used on Windows computers. It allows you to view and manage various types of charts, such as raster, vector, 3D, and satellite images. It also integrates with various instruments and devices, such as GPS, AIS, radar, autopilot, wind, depth, and speed sensors.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use MaxSea 10.1.3.2, which is one of the latest versions of the software. We will also provide some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it.
How to Install MaxSea 10.1.3.2
Before you install MaxSea 10.1.3.2, you need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements, which are:
Windows XP or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
Pentium 4 processor or higher
512 MB of RAM or more
At least 1 GB of free hard disk space
USB port for connecting devices
Internet connection for downloading charts and updates
To install MaxSea 10.1.3.2, follow these steps:
Insert the MaxSea CD-ROM into your computer and run the setup.exe file.
Follow the instructions on the screen and accept the license agreement.
Select the destination folder where you want to install MaxSea and click Next.
Select the components that you want to install, such as charts, languages, drivers, etc., and click Next.
Select the type of installation that suits your needs: Standard (recommended for most users), Custom (allows you to choose specific options), or Upgrade (if you have a previous version of MaxSea installed).
Click Install and wait for the installation to complete.
Restart your computer when prompted.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed MaxSea 10.1.3.2 on your computer.
How to Use MaxSea 10.1.3.2 for Navigation
To use MaxSea 10.1.3.2 for navigation, you need to connect your devices, such as GPS, AIS, radar, etc., to your computer via USB or serial ports. You also need to load the charts that cover your area of interest.
To connect your devices, follow these steps:
Plug your device into your computer using the appropriate cable.
Launch MaxSea and go to Utilities > Advanced Settings > Data Sources.
Select the COM port that corresponds to your device and click Configure.
Select the baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits, and flow control that match your device settings and click OK.
Select the NMEA sentences that your device outputs and click OK.
Repeat these steps for each device that you want to connect.
To load your charts, follow these steps:
Launch MaxSea and go to File > Open Chart.
Browse to the folder where your charts are stored and select the ones that you want to load.
Click Open and wait for the charts to load.
You can zoom in and out using the mouse wheel or the + and - buttons on the toolbar.
You can pan by clicking and dragging on the chart or using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
You can switch between different types of charts using the buttons on the toolbar or the F keys on the keyboard.
To navigate with MaxSea 10.1.3.2, you can use various features and tools, such as:
The boat icon shows your current position, speed, course, heading, etc., based on your GPS data.
The AIS icon shows other vessels in your vicinity that transmit AIS data, such as 061ffe29dd