What PC and software specifications do I need to run NaviGator?
- Operating Systems: Windows 98 SE, 2000 (SP2), NT and
- PC Specification: Pentium 300 MHz processor or better
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or better
- 64mb RAM or better
- CD ROM
- Minimum of 700mb HDD storage
- Can I copy user information from old Tsunamis software?
- You can copy the files from the Add_Info folder to Transas\Tsunamis\Add_Info.
The information that is to be copied over will have the extension
Can I interface instruments that use Seatalk?
You will need to purchase an interface box from Raytheon Marine.
This enables you to switch between NMEA 0183, RS232 and Seatalk
How do I connect my instruments to the computer?
You connect the instruments to the computer via a 9 Pin serial
port connector. You use the following pins in the connector for
- Pin 2 - NMEA / Position In
- Pin 3 - NMEA / Position Out
- Pin 5 - Ground
How do I delete unwanted logbook files?
Go to C:\Transas\Tsunamis\Track. In here you can delete the files
ending in LBK that you no longer require.
How do I delete unwanted routes?
Go to C:\Transas\Tsunamis\Routes. In here are all the routes that
have been saved. Delete which routes are no longer required.
Does the weather information display on the NaviGator charts?
The weather information is displayed directly over the Tsunamis
charts. With this you can see detailed chart information with weather
details flowing over the charts.
I am unable to display weather information on my charts?
Firstly check in Weather Forecast Manager to see if a forecast
has been selected to view. If not then select the forecast that
you wish to view. If a forecast has been selected then check in
Environment data that parameters have been selected to view.
I have installed NaviGator but my charts are not showing
Ensure that the Charts database has been loaded correctly onto
the computer. If not then it will need to be reinstalled.
The Lat and Long are not being displayed from my GPS
Ensure that the GPS is set up correctly in the settings. It should
be set to NMEA/NMEA and with a baud rate of 4800. If this is correct
the check that the Primary Position is set to PS1 is System Setup.
Can I send and receive waypoints in NaviGator?
You have the ability to send waypoints to a GPS, but you cannot
receive them from the GPS. You set it all up in Configuration\Sensors\Manual
and select the COM port the GPS in connected to.
How do I decide which charts are best for me?
Deciding which charts to use is easy. The Chart Catalogue has been
designed to make it very user friendly. Split into countries and
even down to chart by chart. A user knows there sailing area can
then find this in the catalogue and then decide if they would like
detailed charts or more planning charts.
Can I overlay radar onto NaviGator?
You are unable to overlay radar onto NaviGator. NaviGator does
however have the capability for ARPA radar.
Can I connect a navtex receiver to the software?
Navtex receivers can be connected to NaviGator. Again they need
to have the following pin connections: Pin 2 - NMEA / Position In,
Pin 3 - NMEA / Position Out, Pin 5 - Ground.
Once it is connected and messages are being received and they have
a Lat and Long, they will be displayed on the chart for you to click
on and view the message.
I was given some codes for the charts I purchased, where do I
The permit codes are entered either in the chart catalogue, or
by going to Configuration\Install User Permits. From here you either
select For Product or For Charts, then follow the on screen instructions.
I have just purchased a new computer but there is no parallel
printer port, what do I do with my current dongle?
If your computer only has USB ports then you can exchange your
current dongle for a USB only at a small cost.
I only have USB ports on my computer, how can I connect my instruments
to the computer?
This is becoming more of a common problem because a lot of computers
are now coming out with just USB connections. The way around this
is to either purchase a USB to Serial port converter, or contact
the manufacturer of the product to see if they have a USB connection
for the instrument.
How do I power my computer while on board?
To get power to the computer onboard you can use an inverter that
converts the power from 12v to 240v. Alternatively you can use something
that is called a car kit, which plugs into a cigarette lighter and
gives out 12v of power. These are readily available from computer
My dongle is not being recognized when I install NaviGator
Firstly make sure the dongle is connected properly. If it is then
run the dongle checker that is on the CD. Run Explorer and find
the folder called Tdchk. This will check the dongle to see if everything
is working fine and it will also tell you if other drivers need
to be installed from the CD to get the dongle working. If the dongle
is not recognized then you may need to download the latest dongle
drivers from the Transas Download Web page. Once downloaded and
install and the dongle is still not showing then please contact
your local Transas dealer.