I have been reading some of the threads about chartplotters as I will eventually need to make a decision regarding this equipment
I am old school
enough to keep paper charts
with position updates every couple of hours, however I really like the flexability of using a chartplotter
for both plotting waypoints for the GPS
, and for keeping track of position in poor visibility situations.
I am not so much concerned with something for the cockpit
, but rather the Nav Station, and the larger the better, only the prices for these uints are outrageous. $2,000+ for a unit with less than 10" of screen
? Are they nuts?
In my research
online I came upon the Si-Tex Explorer Plus. It is a C-Map
based system that uses any external VGA monitor
combined with the unit that has the buttons and scroll controller. This system would let me use a 19" computer monitor
for under $100 plus the controller for under $700.
Is there anyone here that has used this system, or has any first hand experience with it? Can I get some feedback on whether or not they liked it, and why?
Si-Tex Explorer Plus Plus With Gpk-10-6 Gps