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Old 01-21-2007
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Originally Posted by hellosailor
I suppose you could put a conventional flat screen on the binnacle and then shroud it like an early radar display, stick your face in the hole to read it. But I'm impressed with the new Palm Treo's. 320x320 screen is almost 1/2 VGA, fairly crisp and bright, bluetooth, and not ultra-expensive. If there was a way to pull everything together belowdecks and then pipe it up to Treo's on deck via BlueTooth...that might be a nice multiple display system.
That is certainly a decent alternative, because you can in essence stash such a device inside your foulies in a Ziploc bag, activate as needed and simply connect via Bluetooth to the "main" nav station PC for an update without going below.
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