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Best Computer Setup for Navigation / Instruments
We have been having endless headaches with our "NavRoc" computers here on board. They seem prone to crashing, cables internally sometimes come loose and they always seem to be working hard despite fresh installs of everything and the minimum of software etc. I have been using OSX / Macintosh for my personal computer for 5 years now and I find it so much more robust and stable overall. I know they make some software but does anyone have first hand experience with this? Here is a list of things we need to run - the boat is 85' sailing sloop.
- Sirius / WX Receiver -> WX Mate (our weather software)
- GPS 1
- GPS 2
- B&G instrument data
What would you recommend? I don't want to say price is no object, but it's not much of an object. I just asked my captain how attached he is to Nobeltec on a scale of 1-10 and he said "100"... but he's a smart guy and could probably switch if we had something that was worth switching to. Thoughts?