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What's in your laptop

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?What programs and "favorites" are in your boat's laptop?

Please roughly identify what the program/favorite does and if it is free or bought.

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P.S.- Dave has said he'll moderate. So we are fortunate in having a very expeienced sailor looking over our shoulder.

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Bookmarks Toolbar?
Sailnet, TSBB, Capri 25 Association, Chevy Trucks forum, Techbargains, (links to our spam filter/cisco phones), facebook (likes of SA, sailboatshop, Left Coast Dart), SA, banks, NOAA, Then several field trialer boards... WallenpaupackCamera (thanks to LighthouseHarbor marina marinas, it's a shot of a cove next our marina Marina Cam & Weather), then Defender, and West Marine.

From there I have TONS of links in my "boats" subfolders:
Lake Map: Lake Wallenpaupack Map
How to use a VHF from PA Fish and boat: How to Use a VHF Radio
Tips for a Great Buff and Wax: Tips For A Great Buff Wax - SailboatOwners.com
Harken Windward Sheeting Car Upgrade: Harken Windward Sheeting CB Car
Spinnaker Use and Flying Techniques: WW_Fall99_technique - spinnaker
West Systems Fairing and Finishing Techniques: http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/...-Finishing.pdf

Ok I am getting tired of copying these... there are several links I have to tools and parts for replacing my windows/portlights.

Several links to parts for my trailer...

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Oh crap these are linking nicely... Ok here's some more...
Forespar Sailsaver Jib Roller
Tongue Mount Rlr 5"kr/3"tng Pkg- 32003g | Tongue Mount Roller Assemblies | Ce Smith | TrailerPartsDepot.com
Winch Stand Wlmt 4x3x54" Galv- 6084.006 | Winch Stand Only (load Rite) | Load Rite Parts | TrailerPartsDepot.com
Tiny automatic bilge pump: Johnson Ultima 600 Automatic Submersible Bilge Pump
I have this installed, but I thought it worked great so kept it for friends reference: Shakespeare VHF / Stereo Switch
Also a quick down and dirty charger: Sunforce Solar Battery Trickle Charger
Cheap super accurate Handheld meter: Portable Handheld Meter | Portable Wind Meter | Dwyer Instruments
Link for parts from CatalinaDirect especially this (which I have yet to install): Catalina Direct: Gooseneck Retrofit CP-22, CP-25
Boom Kicker: Catalina Direct: Custom C-250 or CP-25 Boomkicker

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Hope most folks have downloaded "Navigation Rules Online"- free and easier than looking at Bowditch

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I have 19,000+ bookmarked. ** I have been a nethead for a loooooong time }

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Hope most folks have downloaded "Navigation Rules Online"- free and easier than looking at Bowditch
So when you have a question you need to go down and fire up the pc. Show of hands.... How many on here have their computers in the cockpit or even on below when sailing ( iPads don't count) . Bet it is a small minority.

Many more use phones and I pads/ tablets. You can google It quicker if you need to know a specific rule. chances are you are in a harbor or congested waterway close to land .

Let me know when you get back topside from your lap top. I will already have the answer for you in the cockpit.

This doesn't mean I don't have one for planning when anchored or other uses as I keep one on board, but its rarely on, while the tablet is usually always on and many times topside as is a smart phone


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Actually you're right - bunch of stuff in the smart phone.Laptop doesn't see light of day. New boat will be worse. New boat has LAN so everything will be on the smartphone including autopilot controls,wind instructments, chartplotter, tank/electical monitors etc. Can sit in head and know what the admiral is doing. Isn't technology wonderful.

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My venerable laptop has passed and I'm shopping for a replacement. Accordingly this is off the top of my head:

Airmail.
Did I mention airmail? E-mail and weather fax and all of saildocs.

RayTech -- lets me see radar from my E80 at the nav station.

Visual Passage Planner (waiting for Jimmy Cornell's new pilot chart software).

OpenCPN.

JVComm32.

Charts & Tides on my iPhone.

Lots more, and lots of bookmarks, but those are what I know I use a lot.

As for moderation -- I'll ask questions. I ask everyone to be nice to one another. No authority and no power here.

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