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My MSI netbook is extraordinarily bright - never had a problem seeing it in the cockpit. Unfortunately OpenCPN "isn't ready for prime time" IMHO. It takes way too long to scan the charts upon launching, and hangs at inopportune moments. Maybe if I cut down the number of charts it would launch faster, but it isn't worth the trouble at this time. SeaClear is much more stable, but does not offer "heading up" view option. I use SeaClear for plotting routes on my computer and transfer the routes to my Garmin Oregon 400c handheld. I'd consider making more use of my netbook (in fair weather only) if OpenCPN is debugged or SeaClear adds heading up mode.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
Last edited by TakeFive; 10-22-2010 at 11:01 PM.