Are you looking for an OpenCPN tutorial or video demo? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve assembled a library for your convenience here. I also sell rugged waterproof & reliable laptops for OpenCPN with outdoor viewable displays. I also supply other software which can serve as an alternative to OpenCPN with other charts available. All of my navigation laptops come loaded with OpenCPN and marine charts for US & Canada. Other areas are also available. Contact me to discuss!
The two videos below offer a very instructive and well presented tutorial and video demo of OpenCPN version 5 capabilities. In fact, they were recommended to me by one of my clients 🙂 I also provide support for my navigation laptops and do remote desktop support when necessary if you are stuck on something. If you’re curious about alternatives to OpenCPN, take a look here. Any questions, or want to get a ready to use system from me? Please contact me.
OpenCPN installing & adding charts video tutorial and demo
Please note that if you buy one of my navigation laptops, you don’t have to do any of this. I’ve done that and more for you already. So, just proceed to the next video below!
OpenCPN tutorial – video demo of the basic functionality
OpenCPN tutorial resources
- PDF file with detailed instructions for OpenCPN Version 5 to get started.
- Location to download the latest version of OpenCPN for your Mac, PC, Linux, or Raspberry.
- David Burch’s channel with many OpenCPN videos. Quite a few of these are for older versions, but you can still learn quite a lot!
Why use my navigation laptops to run OpenCPN?
My navigation laptops can be much more affordable than Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Furuno, Humminbird, Raymarine, Si-Tex. I will also support the GPS laptop your purchase forever! Furthermore, I believe that some of the commercial chart plotter brands gouge their customers. Large companies force their clients to upgrade. They stop supporting older units with chart and software updates. In addition, they charge outrageous fees for simple things like a larger screen size. I don’t do any of these things, and never will – guaranteed! Moreover, please take a look at other advantages as well. A GPS laptop can offer a compelling alternative to major brands!