Yes I agree. I like the chartplotter
which is inegrated with all my Raymarine
insturments...autopilot, AIS, radar
, deptfinder, and wind as well as engine instrruemtation.
I can Set my screen split with just two active components, which I usually do with radar
side by side with cartigraphy and ais or superimpose. You can actually divide the cscreen into 4. I use my IPAD to move around the boat and pllot course and can lay it into the chartplotter
. Everything on the plotter shows up on the IPAD. It also shows up on my droid phone, but my old eyes along with the bouncing motion of the boat make it a kittke more difficult to read.
I am not as computer savy as Rick so my high tech is going to be different and have to be set up for me. I also dont hink for the type of sailing I do,,,offshore sometimes and night...that a netbook topsides as my primary ( after charts
) will work. I love the new AIS integration. HOoever it can be a bit ,uch sometimes
On our last trip to the LI Sound and NE we were heading up the Jersey coast at night. During the day we stayed 3-4 miles off the shore and could see everything visually well so no need to radar
, AIS. As we approached Sandy Hook at dusk I turned on the radar
and AIS and had a 5 mile ring set up and it looked like an acrade game. TMI One I split screen it was better. The fast ferrys from Atlantic Hihghlands to Manahattan looked like comets accross the screen.