TERRY’S TOPICS #100:  RECAP AS OF 28 September  2018

ACKNOWLEDGMENT and THANKS

This compilation is made possible by the many contributors who, over the years, have sent me input on anchorages, cruising notes, power cables and routes.  My thanks to the following who have done so:

SV ALBA (Neville & Glenys), SV AMABLE (George&Jean), SV CATAMINI (Roger&Lucy), SV CHANGING SPOTS (Rob&AnnaMarie), SV DREAM AWAY (Jim&Kitty), SV EXPEDITUS (Mike&Gay), MV GYPSY IVY (JB&April), SV KALEAERIN (Jim&Joy), SV JAVA (Evan&Nancy), SV JAVERNE (Michel),  MV MATARIKI (Tom), SV MATILDA (Bruce&Deb), SV MAYA II (Hank & Joyce), SV MOKISHA (Tom&Colleen), SV MORE MAGIC (Christo&Brooksy), SV OCELOT (The Hacking Family), SV OUTSTRIPP (Steve&Kaz), SV REFLECTIONS (Gene&Sheri), Yacht SHALIMAR II (Ron&Rose), SV SHANGHAIED (Will&Trish), SV SIDEWINDER (David&Suzi), SV SLOEPMOUCHE (Luc&Jackie), SV SOGGY PAWS (Dave&Sherry), SV SPIRIT OF SOBRAON (Garry&Wendy), SV TOP SECRET (Tom) and SV WESTWARD II (Stephen&Selena).

If I have missed anyone please help my poor memory by letting me know and/or if you have a blog or website link.   Thanks, Terry 

                                                                                                                      Use CTL-Click to follow the underlined links while online      

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New or revised topics since 21 July 2018 recap are shown in GREEN.    .

ANCHORAGES:  These anchorage locations are best displayed in the OpenCPN navigation program.  Remember that if you right-click on an anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’ there is often more information about this anchorage.  Also remember that if you place the anchorage .gpx file in the OpenCPN ‘Layers’ folder you can selectively display the list of anchorages in the Waypoints tab and turn on or off their display on the screen.

Anambas Islands Anchorages      Download from MediaFire  49KB        NOTE: New anchorages with companion GE2KAP Overlay charts Anambas Islands courtesy of Neville on SV ALBA.    

Andaman Islands Anchorages     Download from MediaFire  18KB          NOTE: New anchorages with companion GE2KAP Overlay charts Andaman Islands

Helen Reef AnchorageV1:            Download from MediaFire   1KB        NOTE: This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons.

Indonesian Anchorages V19:    Download from MediaFire    302KB      NOTE: 1) Adds new anchorage for Lombok Gili Gede Marina (new name for Lombok Marina Del Ray Marina)2) Companion charts are included with the GE2KAP Overlay Charts Indonesia Rev18.  3) Previously revised to include the guide “101 Anchorages Within the Indonesian Archipelago”.  Use the Route Manager In OpenCPN to select these anchorages.  If you download the guide in .pdf format, put it under the C:/ drive in your computer, then for each of the 101 anchorages if you right click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’ a window will appear with a link “Indonesia – 101 Anchorage’s Description”.  Click on this link and it will open in your internet browser (no need to be online) the appropriate page in the guide for that anchorage.

            SV DELOS RAJA AMPAT INFORMATION:   Anchoring Guide      Dive Log         NOTE: Download from the web

Japan Marinas & Ports      Download from MediaFire   16KB     NOTE: Compilation from the excellent blog by Garry on Spirit of Sobraon.  Companion charts are included with the Japan GE2KAP Overlay Charts

Malaysia Anchorages V12:       Download from MediaFire    462KB   NOTE: 1) Adds new anchorages.   2) Companion charts are included with the GE2KAP Overlay Charts Malaysia Rev16.   3) Waypoints were previously added based on the Sail Malaysia Waypoints March 19th 2018.  Cruising Guides: There are now two guides applicable to the Malaysian anchorages.  A)  The Sunsail Kradan to Langkawi Cruising Guide Download this guide (in .pdf format)   B)  The Sail Malaysia Pilot March 19th 2018   Download this guide (in .pdf format)   Place both downloaded guides directly under the C: drive.  Do not change any guide name.  For any of the anchorages that begin with TH- or with SM-,  right-click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’.  Scroll down to find a link, which opens in your browser (offline) to display a description of that anchorage from the appropriate guide.  (For those anchorages that begin with TH- the textual information from the Sunsail guide has been copied into the anchorage description under ‘Properties’.  Following the link is no longer required.)

Palau Anchorages V3:                            Download from MediaFire     57KB   NOTE: This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons

Palau Dive Anchorages:                        Download from MediaFire   39KB

Papua New Guinea Anchorages:    Download from MediaFire    7KB                     

Philippine Anchorages V26:          Download from MediaFire    635KB         NOTE : 1) Adds new anchorages courtesy of SV SOGGY PAWS.  2) Companion charts are included with the GE2KAP Overlay Charts Philippines Rev 48.

 

Philippine SCUBA Sites V3:         Download from MediaFire     51KB     NOTE:  1) Adds SCUBA and snorkel sites submitted by SV SLOEPMOUCHE and SV SOGGY PAWS  2) Companion charts are included with the GE2KAP Overlay Charts Philippines Rev 48.

 

Solomon Islands Anchorages       Download from MediaFire   24KB      NOTE: New anchorages courtesy of SV TOP SECRET with companion charts under GE2KAP Overlay Charts Solomon Islands.

 

Taiwan Marinas              Download from MediaFire      23KB       NOTE: Locations of marinas in Taiwan including useful information.  Companion charts are available under GE2KAP Overlay Charts Taiwan.

 

Thailand Anchorages V5                Download from MediaFire    153KB    NOTE: New anchorages with companion GE2KAP Overlay Charts Thailand Rev 7        

   Companion charts are included with the GE2KAP Overlay Charts ThailandRev6 and later A significant number of anchorages are from three Sunsail Cruising guides which you can download:

1)     The Sunsail Kradan to Langkawi Cruising Guide.            Download this guide  (if you did not download it from above for the Malaysian anchorages.)

2)    The Sunsail Phuket to Ko Muk Cruising Guide.                Download this guide

3)    The Sunsail Similan and Surin Islands Cruising Guide.   Download this guide

Place the three downloaded guides (in .pdf format) under the C: drive.  For any of the anchorages that begin with TH-, right-click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’.  Scroll down to find a link, which opens in your browser (offline) to display a description of that anchorage from the appropriate guide.  .  (Also for those anchorages that begin with TH- the textual information from the Sunsail guide has been copied into the anchorage description under ‘Properties’.)

 

CM93 CHARTS

The May 2007 version of the cm93 vector charts is available for download from the web in either the full (80N to 80S) or a small (40N to 40S) version.

 

GE2KAP: 

GE2KAP Version 31.0.2.0     Download from web here     NOTE: Sep. 23, 2018 Creates charts from GE and chart images and SasPlanet. Can overlay opencpn chart and chart images including GeoTiff. New: Multiple tasks and downloads for users creating quilted charts from SasPlanet. Support for all SasPlanet Maps and layers.  

Create GE2KAP Overlay (Rev 12)      Download from MediaFire    10MB    NOTE:  My Powerpoint presentation on using this program. 

GE2KAP2SASP     Download from MediaFire      38MB    NOTE:  My procedure for getting to the location on SAS Planet where you want to make charts using GE2KAP.

A detailed discussion of “Creating KAP files from GE” by SV OCELOT is here on the web .

 

GE2KAP OVERLAY CHARTS       (These satellite imagery-based KAP charts are best displayed in the OpenCPN navigation program available below.)

 

Anambas Islands       Download from MediaFire    214MB   NOTE:  Companion .kap charts to correspond with Anambas Islands listed under Anchorages, courtesy of Neville on SV ALBA.  I suggest you place these charts in the same OpenCPN Chart Group as the Indonesia Rev16 charts since they are a part of Indonesia.

 

Andaman Islands       Download from MediaFire         22MB   NOTE:  Companion .kap charts to correspond with Andaman Islands listed under Anchorages.

 

Cocos Keeling              Download from MediaFire       21MB   NOTE:  KAP charts only, no companion anchorages.

 

Helen Reef Rev1         Download from MediaFire    2MB   NOTE:  Companion .kap charts to correspond with Helen Reef AnchorageV1

 

Indonesia Rev18         Download from MediaFire    326 MB   NOTE:  Adds new .kap charts to correspond with Indonesian Anchorages V19.

          Indonesia Rev18 Additional Charts   Download from MediaFire    886 KB   NOTE:  As an alternative to downloading the entire file of the new revision, download this smaller file, unzip/extract the charts into the Indonesia Rev 17 folder and rename the Indonesia Rev17 folder as Indonesia Rev18.

             Don’t forget to delete the old and add the new directory and rebuild both the charts database and chart groups in OpenCPN.

 

Indonesia Shoreline Charts   NOTE:  Charts that cover the shorelines of islands in Indonesia.  Useful for planning purposes and/or to find a sheltered cove not previously reported.  This is a work in progress and additions will be included in future issues of these topics.  I recommend placing all in a Chart Group for easy display when wanted, lack of clutter and slowing down the OpenCPN Program.

            Banggi Area                        Download from MediaFire          9MB

Papua Northeast                  Download from MediaFire          316MB

Pulau Ambon                      Download from MediaFire              5MB 

Pulau Aru                              Download from MediaFire             4MB

Pulau Babar                         Download from MediaFire             4MB

Pulau Bali                             Download from MediaFire             90MB

Pulau Bepondi                     Download from MediaFire             5KB

Pulau Bikak                          Download from MediaFire          98MB

Pulau Buru                           Download from MediaFire             15MB 

Pulau Damar                        Download from MediaFire             1MB

Pulau Flores                         Download from MediaFire             43MB

 Pulau Halmahera               Download from MediaFire             394MB

Pulau Hiri                              Download from MediaFire             1MB

Pulau Honku-Separua      Download from MediaFire           3MB    

Pulau Java North                 Download from MediaFire          349MB

Pulau Java South                Download from MediaFire             313MB

Pulau KaiBesar                    Download from MediaFire             5MB

Pulau Kambing                    Download from MediaFire             1MB

Pulau Kawula                      Download from MediaFire             12MB

Pulau Kisar                           Download from MediaFire             69MB

Pulau Komodo                    Download from MediaFire              4MB

Pulau Leti-Moa                    Download from MediaFire             4MB

Pulau Letmasa                    Download from MediaFire              300KB

Pulau Lombok                      Download from MediaFire             14MB

Pulau Mangoli                      Download from MediaFire             62MB

Pulau Massawoi                  Download from MediaFire             1MB

Pulau Mefoor                        Download from MediaFire             43MB

Pulau Miosindi                     Download from MediaFire             3MB

Pulau Miosnum                   Download from MediaFire             23MB

Pulau Morotai                       Download from MediaFire             79MB

Pulau Pantar                        Download from MediaFire             6MB

Pulau Romang                     Download from MediaFire             2MB

Pulau Roti                             Download from MediaFire             26MB

Pulau Sanana                      Download from MediaFire             24MB

Pulau Sawu                         Download from MediaFire             4MB

Pulau Sedang                      Download from MediaFire             9MB

Pulau Selaru                        Download from MediaFire             4MB

Pulau Seram North             Download from MediaFire             135MB

Pulau Seram South            Download from MediaFire             22MB

Pulau Siko                            Download from MediaFire             6MB

Pulau Sermata                     Download from MediaFire             2MB

Pulau Solor                           Download from MediaFire             14 MB  

Pulau Sulawesi East          Download from MediaFire             31MB

Pulau Sulawesi North        Download from MediaFire             92MB

Pulau Sulawesi South       Download from MediaFire             170MB

Pulau Sulawesi Southwest           Download from MediaFire             241MB

Pulau Sulawesi West         Download from MediaFire             67MB

Pulau Sumba                       Download from MediaFire             21MB

Pulau Sumatra NW             Download from MediaFire             469MB

Pulau Sumatra SW             Download from MediaFire             338MB

Pulau Sumbawa                  Download from MediaFire             57MB

Pulau Taliabu                       Download from MediaFire             183MB

Pulau Ternate                      Download from MediaFire             9MB

Pulau Tidore                         Download from MediaFire             32MB

Pulau Timor                          Download from MediaFire             50MB

Pulau Togian                        Download from MediaFire             5MB

Pulau Weh                            Download from MediaFire          16MB

Pulau Wetar                          Download from MediaFire             13MB

Pulau Yamdena                   Download from MediaFire             37MB

Pulau Yapen                        Download from MediaFire             89 MB

Pulau-Pulau Padaido         Download from MediaFire             51MB

 

Japan                                     Download from MediaFire     41MB    NOTE:  Companion .kap charts to correspond with Japan Marinas & Ports listed under Anchorages.

 

Malaysia Rev16                    Download from MediaFire   277MB     NOTE:  Adds new charts as companions to the Malaysia Anchorages V12.

ALTERNATIVE UPDATING  Instead of downloading the large Rev16 file, an alternative is to delete old files from Rev15 and add the new files for Rev16.  Follow these steps:

1)     Download MalaysiaRev15 Charts to Delete      Download from MediaFire    1MB    Unzip this file to any convenient location.  Open the file and delete from MalaysiaRev15 the charts that are listed.  HINT:  Open both the Malaysia Rev15 and this file side-by-side for ease in doing this.

2)  Download MalaysiaRev16 Additional Charts   Download from MediaFire     1.5MB     Download this file then unzip/extract the charts into the MalaysiaRev15  folder (after deleting the previous downloaded charts) and rename the folder as MalaysiaRev16.  

  Don’t forget to delete the old and add the new directory and rebuild both the charts database and chart groups in OpenCPN.

Malaysia Shoreline Charts
            Borneo East              Download from MediaFire             195MB
            Borneo North            Download from MediaFire             53MB
            Borneo Outliers        Download from MediaFire             63MB
            Borneo West                 Download from MediaFire             260MB

               

Palau Rev3                                 Download from MediaFire         30MB

 

Papua New Guinea Rev1   Download from MediaFire      19MB   NOTE:  Companion .kap charts to correspond with Papua New Guinea Anchorages

 

Papua New Guinea Shoreline Charts

            Louisiades                `Download from MediaFire           131MB

 

Philippines Rev48                Download from MediaFire        656MB                   NOTE:  Adds new .kap charts as companions to the Philippine Anchorages V26.

            ALTERNATIVE UPDATING  Instead of downloading the large Rev48 file, an alternative is to delete old files from Rev47 and add the new files for Rev48.  Follow these steps:

 Download Philippines Rev48 Additional Charts   Download from MediaFire     4MB     Download this file then unzip/extract the charts into the Philippines Rev47 folder and rename the folder as Philippines Rev48.  

  Don’t forget to delete the old and add the new directory and rebuild both the charts database and chart groups in OpenCPN.

 

Philippine Shoreline Charts           NOTE:  Charts that cover the shorelines of major and outlier islands in the Philippines.  Useful for planning purposes and/or to find a sheltered cove not previously reported.  The entire collection is large, over 4GB.  I recommend placing all in a Chart Group for easy display when wanted, lack of clutter and slowing down the OpenCPN Program.

            Antique Shoreline                           Download from MediaFire             19MB

Bohol Shoreline Rev1                    Download from MediaFire             69MB    

Cebu Shoreline Rev1                     Download from MediaFire             84MB

Dinegat Shoreline                           Download from MediaFire             27MB

Leyte Shoreline                                Download from MediaFire             100MB

Luzon Shorelines

Luzon East                            Download from MediaFire             46MB

Luzon North                         Download from MediaFire             110MB

Luzon NorthEast                  Download from MediaFire             155MB

Luzon NorthNorthEast        Download from MediaFire             94MB

Luzon South                         Download from MediaFire             110MB

Luzon West                           Download from MediaFire             58MB

Marinduque Shoreline                   Download from MediaFire             27MB

Masbate Shoreline                          Download from MediaFire             80MB

Mindanao Shoreline                       Download from MediaFire             304MB

Mindoro Shoreline                           Download from MediaFire             135MB

Negros Shoreline                            Download from MediaFire             85MB

Palawan Shorelines

Palawan NE Shoreline Rev2        Download from MediaFire             223MB      NOTE:  Charts in previous revision for the Tubbataha Reefs were incorrect and have been corrected.

            Palawan NE Shoreline Rev2 Additional Charts   Download from MediaFire        6MB   NOTE:  As an alternative to downloading the entire file of the new revision, download this smaller file, unzip the charts into the Palawan NE Shoreline Rev 1 folder and rename the folder as Palawan NE Shoreline Rev 2.  NOW OPEN the Palawan NE Shoreline Rev 2 folder and delete the following 2 files:  Tubbataha Reef North_1 and Tubbataha Reef South_1.  Save the folder.  Be sure to update the OpenCPN database with the new charts.

Palawan SE Shoreline Rev1        Download from MediaFire             43MB

Palawan W Shoreline                     Download from MediaFire             82MB

Panay Shoreline                              Download from MediaFire             119MB

Romblon Shoreline Rev 1             Download from MediaFire             44MB

Samar Shoreline                              Download from MediaFire             125MB

Siragao Shoreline                           Download from MediaFire             16MB   

 

Singapore                  Download from MediaFire        25MB        NOTE:  Contains one .kap chart of Singapore

 

Solomon Islands      Download from MediaFire            25MB    NOTE:  Contains companion .kap charts to Solomon Islands Anchorages.

 

Taiwan                       Download from MediaFire          22MB   NOTE:  Contains companion .kap charts to Taiwan Marinas.

 

Taiwan Shoreline Charts     Download from MediaFire    138MB    NOTE:  Charts that cover the shorelines of Taiwan and outlier islands.  Useful for planning purposes and/or to find a fishing harbor in an emergency.   I recommend placing all in a Chart Group for easy display when wanted, lack of clutter and slowing down the OpenCPN Program.

Thailand Rev7           Download from MediaFire     91MB    NOTE:  Adds new companion .kap charts to Thailand Marina Entrances Rev1.

             Don’t forget to delete the old and add the new directory and rebuild both the charts database and chart groups in OpenCPN.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Anambas Cruising Notes     Download from MediaFire          12MB   NOTE:  Cruising notes for the Anambas Islands courtesy of Neville on SV ALBA.

Dengue Fever Guidelines      Download from MediaFire      235KB   NOTE:  Find the correct treatment for this sometimes fatal disease

.gpx Editor     Download from web here          NOTE:  New version of this handy program for manipulating .gpx files such as tracks, routes, waypoints, etc.

Indonesian Internet 2017   Download from MediaFire   13KB   NOTE:  Locations in Indonesia where internet signals were found or lost.  Compiled by Sherry on SV SOGGY PAWS.

Philippine Power Cables Rev9        Download from MediaFire     54KB   NOTE:  New power cables submitted by Yacht SHALIMAR II.  This file now contains 27 locations where power cables are known to exist.  In OpenCPN import this .gpx file using the Route Manager or alternatively place in the Layers folder. 

Red Arrow Pointer   Download from MediaFire  1KB   NOTE: Replace that hard-to-see mouse pointer with a ‘senior citizen’ one!  redcursor.jpgAfter download move to C:\Windows/Cursors.  Go to the Control Panel and change how the mouse pointer looks.

Weather and Current Information for Cruisers    Download from MediaFire      40MB   NOTE: New link for same document to avoid download problems related to characters in the name.

 

OPENCPN:

OpenCPN 4.8.6     Download from web here     NOTE:  The latest stable version released August 2, 2018

Common COM Ports for USB GPS    Download from MediaFire   11KB   NOTE The procedure to create common COM port numbers for all USB ports on a Windows computer.

Droid Fonts    Download from MediaFire     202KB  NOTE:  A modern typeface specifically designed for good readability for small sized computer screens.  Install under ‘Options/User Interface/Fonts/Chart Texts’ in OpenCPN

Exploring OpenCPN (V4)          Download from MediaFire   6MB   NOTE:  My briefing presentation on this subject.  Minor revision to update old links.

OpenCPN for Android  Purchase from Google Play store   NOTE; Latest version is 1.0.19 released 2 August 2018  It will automatically update if previously purchased.

Exploring OpenCPN for Android Rev2(11Nov15)      Download from MediaFire   2MB    NOTE:  My briefing on this subject.

How to Configure a Portable OpenCPN Rev2    Download from MediaFire     10MB  NOTE:  A description of the procedure to place a portable version of the OpenCPN program on a memory stick, complete with charts, anchorages, routes, etc..  Includes the procedure for connecting a GPS for either stand-alone or split-screen viewing with the host computer’s OpenCPN.  This revision includes the considerations unique to OpenCPN 4.8.4.

Maximize the OpenCPN Display    Download from MediaFire     4MB  NOTE:  A description of the procedure to give the maximum screen display when using OpenCPN.  Especially useful when using netbooks and devices with limited screen sizes.

 

ROUTES:

Anambas Routes     Download from MediaFire             54KB   NOTE:  A collection of routes in the Anambas Islands courtesy of Neville on SV ALBA.

 

Palau Routes:       Download from MediaFire       3KB    NOTE:  A collection of routes to enter/exit and within the atoll.

 

Philippine Harbor Entrances Rev6     Download from MediaFire   50KB  NOTE:  A collection of routes to enter 1)  Bolinao (Lingayan Gulf)(Luzon)  2) Subic Bay Yacht Club (Luzon).  3) Puerto Galers (Mindanao)  4) Port Caltom (Busuanga)  5) Illutuc Bay (Busuanga)  6) Pinoy Boat Services (Danao, Cebu Island)  7) Port Bonbonon (Negros)  8) Puerto Princessa (Palawan)  9) Port Tagbilaren (Bohol)  10) Port Patuco  11) Coron Harbor 12) Campomanes Bay 13) Perth Paradise Lagoon Bay/Sipalay 14) Apo Reef from East to West and 15) Daco Island.   In OpenCPN import the contents of the folder using the Route Manager or alternatively place the .gpx file in the Layers folder. 

Thailand Marina Entrances Rev1     Download from MediaFire    32KB    NOTE:  Routes to enter marinas at Phuket (Boat Lagoon),  Krabi (Boat Lagoon and Port Takloa) and PSS Shipyard Satun.

 

SAILING DIRECTIONS SE ASIA:         NOTE:  NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) publications.

SailingDirectionsSEAsia.zip     Download from MediaFire   34MB

 

SAS PLANET:

SAS Planet Program   Download from MediaFire   21MB    NOTE: Version 160707.  The display of Navionics charts has been restored in this version.  The download includes the program ready to run with GE2KAP and instructions for installation. 

 

WxTIDE PROGRAM:  Download from MediaFire   19MB  NOTE: The download includes the program ready to run and a tutorial on recommended settings.