I've just finished installing a new NMEA
system - network backbone, GPS antenna
, depth sounder
, and with the Garmin
GMI instrument display in the cockpit
. I would really like a proper chartplotter
and I have a pretty decent PC laptop
that I bought for next to nothing that I'd like to use down at the nav station. I have a little GPS
handheld for the cockpit
, but the much larger screen
would be fantastic.
From my limited research
, Raymarine's software
looks great, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience/advice to hook up the NMEA 2000
system to a laptop
running this application?
I'm handy, but not particularly technical from an electronics
perspective, so if the answer starts with "first, unscrew the back of your laptop..." I'll just buy a standalone chartplotter!
Thanks in advance!