For anyone interested, i just installed Logmein (logmein.com) on the boat netbook which allows remote
control from anywhere and run any programs etc. w/ an internet
connection to the boat, which for me is about everywhere. mooring
field has wifi
and an aircard can do the rest.
for example I can run opencpn
and check position, start the camera
and see conditions.
next is to setup "Wake on Lan"
i imagine if anyone has the where-with-all to connect monitors to their computer, this info would be readily available.
i sort of have it working on a blackberry running Opera Mini as a browser.
i'm really thrilled with this!