I have made a decision for now anyways to go ahead and keep using the desktop tower case setup. I am currently running 10 websites with 20 more under construction and have so many programs running on this one that changing for me right now would be a giant headache. Especially with the limited expandability of laptops.
Came up with an idea tho.
I could take a U2 rack mount system and make the boards waterproof as much as possible and test it out to se how it stands up then possibly make those available to the sailing community. They would be far less expensive than the laptops with the draw back of not being portable. Have to do soem r&d on that but i think it might be a worth while project.
Too many things to think about lol super multi-tasking going on here.
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