Coastal Explorer Updates

The latest version of Coastal Explorer is 4.0.18154.1826

Download Update    This will update an existing Coastal Explorer 4.0 installation to the latest version.
Download Full Setup    This is a large download (about 300MB) and is only needed to setup Coastal Explorer 4.0 on a new PC.

Release History

Version 4.0.18154
Released 04 June 2018

This update fixes a problem with installing USACE IENC that was introduced in the last update. We made a few other tweaks too…

Changes

  • Fixed a problem where new IENC could not be installed
  • Fixed an issue with the projected shape of very large boundary circles
  • Fixed problem where a leg could be missing from or duplicated on some pages of printed routes
  • Provide a way to activate on the Accounts page when appropriate
Version 4.0.18144
Released 25 May 2018

This update is necessary for continued use of the ActiveCaptain Community. It is also a “maintenance update” with various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Changes

  • Updated to the new ActiveCaptain API
  • Removed ActiveCaptain routes since the new version doesn’t support them
  • Let Rose Point Account names be set in “Settings > Accounts”
  • Baud rate detection for new Actisense NGT-1 firmware
  • Tweaked formatting of vector chart property pages a bit
  • Added a “Stop Navigation” command on boat’s tip when a route or waypoint is active
  • Fixed a problem with configuring the NASA NAVTEX receiver
Version 4.0.18056
Released 26 February 2018

This is a “maintenance update” with various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Changes

  • Tips for Range/Bearing Bearing Lines From Boat will now update as the boat moves
  • Show “News and Announcements” in browser rather than separate popup
  • Show the live Update Log after starting a manual sync
  • Save Radar Overlay option in custom screen layouts
  • Added an option to control text size in the browser (Settings > General > Text Size)
  • Enable the reception of more PGNs when using the Maretron USB100 gateway
  • Show direction arrows and arrival circles of selected routes even when another route is active.
  • Show hidden routes that are active.
  • Added Import and Export commands to “Voyage Plan > Files” (this will eventually be the only place for these commands)
  • Added “Send to GPX File” command to: “Voyage Plan > Routes menu”, “Voyage Plan > Route Details > Share menu”, “Voyage Plan > Marks menu”, “Ship’s Log > Tracks menu”, “Ship’s Log Events menu”, and the context/”More” menus for Routes and Marks.

Fixes

  • Fixed a problem in 4.0.18039 that caused some new installations to crash at startup
  • Fixed access to the Chart Folders command
  • Make sure Chart Installation folder is included in the scan for chart files
  • Fixed a potential crash when trying to install the C-MAP licensing add-on
  • Fixed a problem with boundary crossing alarms
Version 4.0.17283
Released 11 October 2017

This is a “maintenance update” with various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Changes

  • Hide AIS environmental stations when their data expires
  • Switched to new METAR service (because the old one was discontinued)
  • Don’t turn off radar overlay when opening a browser
  • Added “Settings” option to the boat’s tip
  • New Update Log (on Settings > Charts and Add-Ons page)
  • Change “Activate” to “Deactivate” for active routes in Route Details

Fixes

  • Fixed a problem where labels would not always appear on the background map when the chart was rotated
  • Fixed a crash when setting a route to Predict Log Race style and then adding the first waypoint
Version 4.0.17208
Released 28 July 2017

This is a “maintenance update” with various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Changes

  • Don’t assume vessel is underway until it has been moving at 1 kt or more for at least 5 secs.
  • Mention our support hours in the error report window.
  • Removed the (disabled) Options button from the Send to GPS window

Fixes

  • Fixed problem updating the length of route after undoing a waypoint delete
  • Update route times after changing a layover
  • Display discounted C-MAP chart update price in shopping cart
  • Fixed printing of help topics
  • Fixed printing of text weather forecasts
  • Fixed problem auto-selecting between magnetic and true heading sensors
Version 4.0.17166
Released 16 June 2017

This update fixes a few more problems that snuck into the new Coastal Explorer.

Changes

  • Fixed problem highlighting selected waypoints in Route Details
  • Include non-managed charts not in the main charts folder in the list of installed charts
  • Reset All Options will now select pan mode instead of select mode
  • Removed “Operating Mode” button option from instrument panels
  • Fixed problem using Web Maps and hybrid vector charts in custom screens
  • Allow “Quick Route” to be used even when there is no “boat”
  • Fixed another problem with upgrading chart portfolios
  • Fixed some ETA calculation problems with current stations attached to routes
Version 4.0.17123
Released 04 May 2017

This first update fixes a couple of problems that snuck into the initial release of the new Coastal Explorer and includes a few enhancements as well.

Changes

  • Fixed cursor lat/lon display in chart panels
  • Fixed an issue installing C-MAP charts purchased on a different system
  • Fixed problem where hiding AIS Targets also hid own-ship
  • Back on search results page will now clear the query
  • The back button in the electronics area will now go up the device hierarchy when appropriate
  • Waypoint information in route details is now more compact for unnamed waypoints
  • Added cumulative distance to each waypoint in route details
  • Prompt for a name when adding a new Instrument Panel
  • Fixed a problem with Subscribe/Unsubscribe buttons in the Chart Catalog
  • Provide option to change gateway IP address when a Nemo Gateway is detected on a different sub-net
  • Accept NMEA 0183 sentences sent over UDP from local IP address on ports that are not talkers or listeners
Version 4.0.17081
Released 23 March 2017

This is the initial release of Coastal Explorer 4.