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Old 03-19-2012
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Chart Plotter vs Software + Laptop or iPad???


After our first long distance sail, it became obvious that we needed to purchase some sort of navigation assistance device. I wanted to get opinions out there on whether I should purchase a chart plotter, or if we should buy software and keep a laptop on board.

Kep in mind that I have spare laptops, so that part is a freebee, and I have USB GPS adapters for laptops also.

The third option is an iPad with a waterproof case, which we have also. It has buily in GPS, just wondering if there is any good plotting software for it.

Thanks in advance for your input!!
Nelson Abreu
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