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Old 23-12-2008, 08:48   #1
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Electronic charts

We are planning to cross the Atlantic and at a later stage sail in the Pacific . Related to the navigation tools to be used we are thinking about :
* PC with navigation software linked to a GPS
* Chart plotter linked to GPS in- & outside
* AIS linked to both PC & plotter
* Radar with overlay on the PC
* MOB electronic positioning linked to PC & plotter

A few things are unclear at the moment :

* is there any supplier who has this kind of equipment in an integrated way
* what kind of electronic charts are there with pro & con's . Are they covering the whole world
* can electronic charts be used on PC & plotter or do we need to purchase two different sets
* is a radar really needed or is a good GPS & AIS sufficient
* any idea on the pricing
* how difficult is the installation
Many thanks

Jan
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* is there any supplier who has this kind of equipment in an integrated way

Jan
Hi Jan,

Raymarine. And that will integrate with your Auto Pilot too.

Start using Google Earth too.

Full kitting out a boat could keep you in the planning stage for years longer.
What would you prefer: 5 extra years at work or a gadget?

Get what you really, really need and go sooner
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