I'm using SeaClear and my netbook for my GPS. It was a bear to get SeaClear running the first time, but it comes right up now.
I have an 18' boat and a budget to match; a $30 antenna and freeware was all I could afford. I also keep the paper charts current & handy.
My netbook lasts for 10 hours and I keep it all the way up forward (my V berth is stereo & storage). It is not weather proof in any way; if it gets wet, it's toast.
My biggest problem (so far) is that I need to interface with either a mouse or a track pad; neither of these is convenient when the netbook is all the way forward. Still working on that one.
Catalina 25 #2818
Testing a mother's love since 1962
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