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Old 01-12-2016, 08:29 PM   #38
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Country: USA
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Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
We have a 10 inch netbook on a GPS puck running OpenCPN (no internet) as our main nav computer and a small Garmin GPSMAP 276C. I also have a Samsung Note 8 that serves multiple purposes at the lower helm.

1. Navionics for marine charting
2. Marinetraffic and Boat Beacon for pseudo-AIS
3. Full internet access through cellular data (email, news, info search)
4. Internet Hotspot
5. Music via aux jack to stereo using Pandora, Prime Music or other music sources

The Note 8 has internal GPS so no other GPS antenna is needed. I use the tablet for so many functions that it is now considered essential equipment on my helm.
I'm overloaded with this volume of input. I get by without harm just using the one electronic display.

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