Some chart collections download only to one type of device or computer, others are more flexible.

May 22, 2015

Make sure your paper data coordinates format equals the Fugawi Marine 5 coordinates choice in File | Settings | Units.


October 8, 2015

The charts may be hidden to the extreme left or right, hiding under another panel. Alternatively, the process of optimizing a chart for veiwing may be slow to complete and needs more time and perhaps a restart of the computer.


April 25, 2018

Copy (CTRL + C) any serial code text string you have in an email and Paste (CTRL + V) that into the first box of the Serial Number 4-box fields of the Fugawi Product Activation dialog.


May 17, 2016

A current limitation is that mouse controls for zooming in an out are negated by the condition of two or more open chart tile windows.


October 8, 2015

Update your Navionics card using the Navionics Chart Installer app (free in first year of use); this shoud correct the files on the card. Then attempt to import again into the software.


April 25, 2018

Some budget Windows computers may have somewhat limited resources for running Fugawi Marine 5, some difficulties may result.


August 31, 2015

It is normal for a Navionics card to look for any updates when connected to any computer with Internet access; the Navionics chart updater is distinct and separate from the workings of Fugawi software.


August 31, 2015

The Navionics+ USA & Canada pre-loaded media card needs to use the Navionics Chart Installer app (which works in conjunction with compatible updated web browsers such as Firefox) before Fugawi Marine 5 can import this pre-loaded variant of Navionics+.


August 2, 2016

Raster charts have no data "underneath" the picture image to support a query function of objects seen on a raster chart.


October 8, 2015

Running Fugawi Marine 5 under a virtual Windows environment is possible, it's done, but...


August 31, 2015

For USA nautical chart symbols see http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chartno1.htm ; or for CHS see http://www.charts.gc.ca/publications/chart1-carte1/chart1-carte1.pdf


February 8, 2017

On some Raymarine plotters, there are number limits to how many waypoints or routes or tracks that may stored and imports of .FSH files may be restricted by those limits. Fugawi Marine 5's .FSH file export may have particular data items that cannot be fully represented within the plotter.


August 31, 2015

Here is a summary, with links, to the most common solutions for getting Navionics charts from media cards to import into Fugawi Marine 5 and then display.


September 16, 2015

Select any or all waypoints and route data items in the Data Library, right-click them, choose Export from the context menu. The data appears in a container dialog. Click the Save button to name the file and store it in a desired drive.


June 6, 2016

Right-click on any folder in the Waypoints library, select New Waypoint. This creates an auto-named waypoint with latitude 0 / longitude 0. In the Location column of this waypoint, click the right-edge drop-down box to expose the editable Latitude and Longitude boxes. The waypoint's name and icon graphic may be customized as well.


August 9, 2016

Fugawi Marine 5 makes use of a wide range of NMEA 2000 program group numbers (PGNs) that feed data to various graphical gauges, boat position data, AIS display data, etc. The PGNs supported expands as the software continues to be developed. 


November 20, 2015

To see the Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 Device Manager, press the Windows logo key + X, then click Device Manager. The Ports (COM & LPT) branch (if present) lists various serial communications ports (physical or virtual) listed by number and with names that often indicate what hardware the port is communicating with.


April 20, 2017

Running Fugawi Marine 5, or Voyage Planner, or other software in Administator Mode sometimes works around various problems such as immediate crashes on software launch. It is a right-click option in any verison of Windows, though the exact menu to select admin mode varies a little.


April 25, 2018

Update your software version. As of March 2016, the software installation inserted some extra support DLL files in a particular place on the hard drive that resolves this error condition.


March 9, 2016