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Re: Chart Plotter vs Software + Laptop or iPad???

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Originally Posted by PBzeer View Post
The main advantage to a chartplotter in my opinion, is that it draws less power from the batteries.
Good point.

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Since I use the laptop for multiple purposes, it seems redundant to have a stand alone chartplotter. (I do have a handheld gps)
Our redundancy is in the paper charts although this year we may experiment with some of the nav apps for iPhone. I also download the Coast Pilot, light list, nav rules, etc, onto it.

I just ordered a new netbook from Verizon (whence the $99 cost on the last one) and this one is also a wifi hotspot so that will be handy at anchor or in the slip.

Donna


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