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Error of Expectations ebook

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Using the cruising guide on an Ipad or Android Tablet.

The easiest way to use the cruising guide on a tablet is to buy a Windows 10 tablet. Any of them would work but you probably want to get a tablet that has a GPS included. Fortunately most of them that have SIM capability also have a GPS - but it's a well kept secret.

I found a Windows tablet with GPS for only US$208 on Amazon; the Lenovo Miix 2 8". Search on Google for other Windows tablets with a GPS.

Click Here to discover how to get the GPS working on Windows 10 Tablets and a general review of using our guides on a windows tablet

Using the cruising guide on your Android Tablet or IPad

For information about using our guide with the IPad plotter program iNavx click here.

You can view and operate our super complete cruising guides using your Android Tablet or Ipad from the cockpit or even the foredeck. (Although a GPS capable Windows 10 tablet is far superior for this.)

Cruising Guide on a tablet


You don't need to be connected to the Internet and it is simple to set up. Once you have it running you can operate ANY program on your notebook from the tablet; our cruising guides, a plotter, even your depth sounder if you have that networked with your notebook.

GPS Utility

Get the software

Download Connectify - a free Windows application - from

Download Splashtop Streamer - a free Windows application - from

Get the Splashtop Tablet app - available for Android, Ipad, Nook, Kindle Fire, HP touchpad

Install Connectify

Install Connectify on the computer with the cruising and tourism guides. Just follow the easy and clear installation instructions.

Connectify is a small program that makes your Windows PC into a WiFi access point so you can connect other computers, your tablet or phone to your PC. You don't have to be on the Internet to run Connectify or Splashtop. Which is good since you will be wanting to use it in remote locations.

After installation, enter a name for your hotspot and a password.

If you don't want to have Internet while using splashtop click on the down arrow in the Internet to Share box and select No Internet Sharing.

Under Advanced Settings - Sharing Mode - select Wi-Fi Access Point Encrypted (WPA2)

Then click "start hotspot."

Right, that's all, it's working.

connectify wizard


Next install Splashtop Streamer on your notebook.

After installation you will see this window:

splashtop streamer

Click on SETTINGS and then Advanced Settings and uncheck the box that says "Help improve this product" - if you don't Splashtop will try to connect to the splashtop server online and if you don't have Internet access it shows an error and can cut the connection to your tablet.

splashtop advanced settings

Click on SECURITY and enter the same password you gave to Connectify for the security code and then go back to STATUS

Right, that's working, too.

Install Splashtop on your tablet

Installation of Splashtop is a painless process with either Google Play or Itunes.

Once the download and installation is complete, click on the icon to start it up.

Look for the PC computer's name, click on it and enter the password.

The tablet connects to the notebook and takes over control of it. Done.

Pay attention to the "hints" on how to click and move around on the tablet.

You can toggle between mouse or touch screen modes.

In the mouse mode you have left and right buttons on the bottom of the screen and you touch the cursor to move it to whatever you want to click on or drag. I prefer to leave it the default touch screen mode where you just point and gently touch the screen to open a button, touch harder to click on it, touch and drag to move something around.

Go for the Pro Versions

Splashtop worked perfectly for me once I figured out two things -

First - Splashtop on the tablet needs to connect to a WiFi Access point - NOT an adhoc connection.

Second - Connectify will create a virtual WiFi Access point.

Connectify also lets you transfer files back and forth between the computer and the tablet and this works much better if you pay for the Pro version. If you have any problems with connectivity (every computer and tablet has it's own hassles) you should get the pro version of Connectify and contact their excellent support team.


Installation on Windows XP -

I started to do this but Connectify needs Windows Service Pack 3 and my old XP machine does not have it. There is no way I will put Service Pack 3 on my nav computer. Service Pack 3 is a sick example of Microsoft's nasty marketing/reverse-engineering to encouage people to buy Vista. A few minutes searching Google for "problems XP service pack 3" will quickly put you off installing Service Pack 3.

If you want your PC to play nicely with your tablet upgrade to Windows 7 on your nav computer.



Call Richard 87 95 63 to purchase the guide directly from the author or purchase the guide from Chloe at Yacht Agent Noumea Ocean Services- her phone number, email and location are on the Noumea Ocean website.

Cruising Guide to New Caledonia DVD

Order the 2017 Cruising Guide to New Caledonia on DVD

Includes the companion Activity and Travel Guide.
Works on Windows (XP or later) and MacIntosh (OSX 10.7 or later).

This is an excellent gift for someone who plans on cruising, chartering, surfing, kayaking or diving in New Caledonia.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

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Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €125.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €145.00.

DVD nautical guides to New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Special 4 Guide set:

Cruising and Travel Guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia

If you are also planning to cruise Vanuatu, we have a special offer for all 4 guides that includes the New Caledonia cruising and tourism guides plus the latest Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu and it's companion Travel Guide to Vanuatu.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €210.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €220.00.


If you have a good fast Internet connection you can download your guides now.

After payment you will be transferred to a page with installation instructions and download links..

At the same time you will also be sent a receipt for your purchase and a separate email with the links plus detailed installation and activation instructions. You need that email to get the download and activation instructions and access to the online activation center so if you don't see it in your inbox check your spam box.

The links are only valid 48 hours so be ready to do the big downloads within 48 hours before making payment. You HAVE to use a download manager because these are big files.
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The downloader assures the download will be uncorrupted. Many people who do not use a download manager have problems and waste their time and mine with download issues. In the end they use a download manager program and have no problem. So do it right the first time, please, the download manager program does not cost anything and will greatly speed up the download for you.

Windows Download New Caledonia

Requires XP or later

Installation file for the cruising guide is 386MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 481MB - Euro €125.00.

Mac Download New Caledonia

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2

Installation file for the guide is 403MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 561MB - Euro €125.00.

Windows Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Windows XP or later

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 220MB, 480MB, 386MB, 481MB - Euro 210.00

Mac Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 225MB, 494MB , 403MB, 561MB - Euro 210.00