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Old 05-28-2015, 08:30 AM   #7
Larry M
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Originally Posted by N4712 View Post
iPad, get a iPad. It will allow to use all the wonderful marine related apps in the App Store...
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Any cheap laptop will do...
Yes and yes. Why not both?

We have been using PC based navigation for 15 plus years with the last 5 using OpenCPN. A good program. A few weeks ago we had a friend showed us an area in the Bahamas that he recommended on his IPad using a Garmin app and charts. I think he said the charts were $30. The detail was the best. I looked for the same charts and couldn't find them for a PC or Android. We will be buying an IPad to supplement our PC. One device doesn't do it all but the IPad and the apps available looks like a good compliment to a PC or any chart plotter.
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