Originally Posted by captain58sailin
I am wondering why one couldn't use one of the integrated systems already available? Both Furuno and Garmin
offer most of what you are looking for, off the shelf already.
is one issue, a home-made system is a lot less expensive.
Another important issue is not to be tied to a manufacturer's proprietary stuff. Building your own ploter with ocpn and your own charts
gives you freedom, and maintainability.
In any case, we use a trasportation mean that is very obsolete, if you want the best technology can offer, fly to your destination