Originally Posted by Frogwatch
OK, OK, I am almost convinced that chart plotters are nice. After considering the 4-5 times I have been really confused about exactly where i was I can see that a chart plotter would be nice.
Several years ago when we sailed from West End to Freeport, we wanted to go into a narrow channel east of the main Freeport channel and I just couldnt locate it with my binocs and didnt want to get in too close due to reefs. Suddenly, my daughters BF brought up his laptop to which he had a GPS connected and overlaid our track onto google earth. I was effin amazed.
So, do Ipads have built in GPS? I've never used a tablet computer.
That Lenovo Miix, does it run Win 8 or android? Could I get it with Win7 instead of Win8?
All this 21 century stuff is gonna kill me. Next they'll be putting flush toilets on boats.
I resisted chartplotters, too, I thought my Magellen 310, with nothing but Lat Lon's and a course track, and paper charts was all I ever needed. Then I bought a used center console that already had a Garmin chartplotter mounted on it (with an old black and white model screen). I have to admit, it made a believer out of me.
I now have two chartplotters on my sailboat. One just as a back up.