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Oziexplorer vs Seaclear 2 - Experience??

I realize there was a recent similar thread, however, it had many sub-topics.

I would like to hear any thoughts / differences on the functionality / use of these 2 products to find out - Is the Oziexplorer worth the $100 over the free Seaclear?

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To make this a very simple answer NO!!!

I have used Seaclear 2 coupled with a $30.00 USB-GPS Receiver for about 4 yrs now and LOVE IT. Raster charts are free from NOAA and I have the whole thing loaded on a 4 Gb USB memory doodad ($19.97 @ WallyWorld) All of this is plugged into a $300.00 laptop from ASUS (new from Staples) running Windows XP Home with 160 GB hard drive and 1012 Mb. Ram.

This is the second laptop, the first secumbed to salt water intrusion. However, the system has taken me from The Dry Tortugas to Southwest Harbor, ME. Always offshore and functioning flawlessly. I do use a Garmin 72 handheld for backup and the two NRVER agree but are also not more than a few feet in difference. Also works with inland Raster Charts published by The Army Corps of Engineers.

Best of Luck to you.
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Sounds like what I'm brewing up but I have a Sony widescreen laptop (Great for DVD watching at night) USB GPS and $189 AIS receiver (http://www.milltechmarine.com/products.htm). With the AIS you can see the big boats coming for you. Next step is a flat panel and a mouse at the helm. You can almost drive the boat like video game (if your that dumb). Also Sea Clear II will print the free NOAA chart so you can have paper chart like you should and the Coast Guard requires.

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