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Old 04-23-2016, 11:33 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by what_barnacles View Post
I believe thats the same gps I use with opencpn on win10, no issues.
Yup, same here.

I don't use it as my main navigation tool, but could if my Garmin failed. It's great for sitting down on the couch or at a table and planning trips or next day runs on the laptop. Something I can't do with the chart plotter which is hard mounted to the console.

I'm looking at installing an all-in-one PC with a 19' screen at the main console and running OpenCPN or similar software on it. Cost is between $400 and $800 depending on the PC you buy. Has anyone else done this?

Example:
Dell OptiPlex 3030 - All-in-one - 1 x Core i5 4590S / 3 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB - DVD-Writer - HD Graphics 4600 - GigE - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g/n - Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit $767

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...913&CatId=3839
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