Right click on a chart to start a new route, then click on any desired waypoint already on the chart to add it to the route being constructed.


August 9, 2016

To prepare for all future X-Traverse downloads, click File | Settings | Connection and enter your X-Traverse account email and case-sensitive password. To activate and download charts, click Charts | Download X-Traverse Charts, select a listed chart title, click OK to download and process the files. The Refresh button provides for re-downloads / updates of chart files.


November 10, 2016

The Google Earth plug-in was always an experimental option, not officially a part of Fugawi 4.5 software and it was never included in Fugawi Marine 5. Over the years, changes to how Google Earth functions in Windows finally made the Google Earth plug-in incompatible and completely unavailable.


March 8, 2018

Fugawi no longer authors new software for Windows or updates legacy Windows software titles. There are no upgrades we offer for legacy Windows PC software products.


January 8, 2019

Click the menu File | Settings | AIS tab to adjust the display parameters in a way you consider both convenient and safe in terms of viewing urgent AIS target data.


June 30, 2016

Control Panel | Folder Options lets you show hidden files and folders while browsing your hard drives through Windows Explorer / File Exploer. Also see this third party "how to" page: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/


July 8, 2016

Like many "Blue Screen of Death" crashes of Windows, driver related conflicts are behind the Multiple IRP Complete error condition. This article identifies which resources will lead you to a solution.


August 2, 2016

Fast summary of what to delete (with care):

  • From Control PanelPrograms and Features, uninstall Fugawi Marine 5.
  • C:\ProgramData\Fugawi (by default, hidden by Windows)
  • C:\Users\{Your_Windows_username}\AppData\Roaming\Fugawi Marine 5 (by default, hidden by Windows)
  • C:\Users\{Your_Windows_username}\AppData\Local\Fugawi Marine 5 (by default, hidden by Windows)
  • C:\Users\{Your_Windows_username}\AppData\Local\Northport_Systems_Inc (by default, hidden by Windows)
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Fugawi Marine 5
  • C:\Users\{Your_Windows_username}\My Documents\Fugawi Marine 5
  • Registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Fugawi FugawiMarine5
  • Registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | WOW6432NODE | Fugawi 


August 2, 2016

Some Windows computers are configured so that an great number of resource consuming and possibly conflicting software items launch as the operating system boots. Besides making the start up of Windows potentially very slow, many background apps running may prevent the normal operation of Fugawi Marine 5 or similar software. This solution outlines one way to reduce the list of automatically launched software.


August 24, 2016

Many software packages exhibit errors when some portion of the software or its data is installed on C:/ the Windows root drive level. This is typically due to Windows security / permissions configurations. In the case of Fugawi Marine 5 and similar software such as Voyage Planner, importing charts to the C: drive folder may halt the software and force it to quit. The fix: change the path where charts are stored.


April 25, 2018

This rare issue has to do with the software and Windows not agreeing on how to display the data transfer dialog box. Deleting a certain Layouts folder on the hard drive allows the software to start fresh with its dialog box presentation.


April 25, 2018

A known and permanently unresolved coding issue causes the software to fatally halt when tryijng to edit a route's style and color. There is no fix, only a work-around: leave the route editing to be done on the chart plotter and never do such an edit in the Windows software.


April 30, 2018

In the software's menu File | Settings | Charts, remove (clear away) the check mark in the Auto Quilt option, then click OK.


June 4, 2018

Use only a completely new activation process after a re-install of the Fugawi software. Discard all old notes you have on hardware codes and a previously used manual activation code.


June 18, 2018