SailNet Community - View Single Post - Chartplotter Vs Ipad Vs PC
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 07-24-2010
Senior Member
dhays's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 727
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 7
I think it may depend on what you are planning on doing. I don't know what you are sailing or where. The nicest thing IMO about a chartplotter is that it can usually be viewed from the cockpit without worrying about exposing a PC or iPad to the elements. Granted, a laptop or notebook PC can be had pretty cheap, particularly used so you may just look at that as a consumable item.

Do you want the chart plotter for planning, or for navigation while actually sailing?



47⁰20'11.7" N
122⁰35'20.8" W
M/V Kinship, North Pacific 43
S/V Legacy, Catalina 400 MkII, Hull #328
dhays is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome