What is not true is that MOST chartplotters cost three times a 13 inch I-Pad
If the one you bought cost $3000+ .well thatís your choice. There are plenty 12 inch ones less than that.
You and your former running mate were/ are/ have been hell bent on this IPad mantra vs chartplotter for a while. Confronting all ,every chance you get , who choose the MFD route. Let it go.
We all have our reasons for the choices we make. Most of us who use our Chartplotters also have I Pads for backups. There nothing wrong either with the person who choose to make the IPad their primary navigation tool. To each his own. Both have advantages over the other as well as disadvantages.
MFD once were super expensive on only a few had them. Now, There are plenty of smaller MFD in the $500-600 range now. They are very affordable for the majority of sail boat owners who are recreational and weekend, sailors. The majority of boaters. They are good for lake sailors, coastal cruisers, blue water cruisers as well. Those who choose the MFD route, do it for many of the reasons stated in the many threads dedicated to them.
Itís senseless to keep beating the same dead horse, but you seem as is history over the years to need to have the last word with me. Have at it, if you must😄😄
Man, you need a vacation. Pretty much nothing you have written here is true, and you seem to have lost all your memory and basic reading comprehension.
First, I was responding to Outbounds assertion that tablets were too small and low resolution compared to chartplotters. So I gave some factual statements about size and resolution.
Second, you are wrong about prices of chartplotters today. Unlike you, I actually know what I am speaking of because I am currently going through a complete electronic refit from a clean sheet and have done all the relevant research. So let's get some facts straight on pricing (you can look these up).
- 13" iPad pro that I mentioned earlier - $1,300 for a mid-model with gps and cell.
- 12" Furuno TZT2 that I was comparing with - $3,000
- 12" B&G Zeuss - $3,500
- 12" Raymarine Axiom - $3,500
- 12" Simrad NSS - $3,500
- 12" Garmin - $2,800-$4,000 depending on specific model
For the price of the 13" iPad, one would need to drop down to the 7" models for those few companies who sell in this price range. But this is hardly a comparison when the discussion was around screen size and resolution.
If you are arguing that one can get a cheap, small plotter, then fine. But that wasn't what the conversation was about, if you had actually comprehended it. But using your logic, one can get an even less expensive tablet in those sizes that has better resolution. In fact, one can get a larger tablet with better resolution - because we have only been discussing screen size and resolution. However, if we start to talk about radar, then the tablet wins, because those 5-7" plotters can't do radar, where an iPad can in a single instance.
Now let's discuss the third area you are wrong about. You seem to group me with another poster you don't like, and attribute to me a slavish dedication. The reality is that I don't know that person personally, I have disagreed with him on several areas, and avoided most of his more controversial threads. The stick up your rear is that on a single thread I did participate on - and strangely it was to argue against the use of tablets as full-fledge plotters - on that thread, I continually pointed out how wrong and ill-informed you were on many of your statements. This seems to have been enough for you to label me, close your mind, and refuse to look at the facts.
One fact is that I have never advocated using tablets in place of a chart plotter. I have on occasions defended people who were doing so, based on their compelling reasons why it made sense in their particular case. However (and again, you can look this up), I have always stated radar as one of the most important electronics we have onboard, and that I would never give up a robust radar solution. Go ahead and look in the archives - find any evidence that I push tablets over chartplotters. Then come back here and apologize to me. I've asked several times in the past for apologies when your hateful attacks have been proven so wrong, but you have never been man enough to give one. There is always hope.
You are so hateful that you didn't even notice that you were attacking me here for pushing tablets over chartplotters, while at the same time attacking me for purchasing an expensive chartplotter!
Your last paragraph is a weak attempt at sounding like the big man here. In several instances, you attack me with wrong information, then weasel out of being accountable by stating that I need the last word and you are giving it. There is your dead horse.
So I don't expect to hear from you again on this topic. Consider yourself better informed and educated now.
And take a vacation - you sound like you need one.