I currently have a Garmin Oregon
300 hand held touchscreen GPS
. No bluewater charts
yet & uses a micro SD card. It is my first GPS
& had a few month learning
curve with it for hiking, off-roading, skiing, etc... pretty awesome. I have used it for tracking & messing around sailing in SD bay as well as with beach cats in the Bahamas
. I am new to sailing & have not needed any electronic navigation
as of yet. I will be doing some casual costal cruising (BVI, Bahamas) probably next year for a week at a time. I know most of the charters have GPS on board, however I believe in redundency. I am buying
today (Toshiba Intel core
i7, 4GC mem, 500GB HD). I have googled & read somewhat on GPS recievers for laptops.
I have three questions:
1) Is there a better Laptop
GPS reciever for sailing?
2) Is there bluewater type sotware that accompanies recievers or is it sold separately?
3)Is there any software
compatable with my Garmin Oregon
300 (micro SD) and laptop software
Any feed back on past experiences &/or links would be appreciated.