One nice thing about having an accurate position on the ICW
is knowing when you get to an area you can sail.
I can't sing the praises of modern day tablets enough. I have a Raymarine
C70 for radar
and a Garmin
541S mounted at the helm
. Although both function a plotter my Ipad
blows them away for functionality and ease of use.
Without a cellular contract
it is a great tool. Equipment manuals
, inexpensive navigation software
you can zoom. With cellular you get news, weather
, limited AIS
, marina info, fuel
docks .....the list just goes on an on.
I don't know the Android tablets but the IPad
is super simple to learn and one my most used tools.