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Old 02-04-2008, 03:20   #1
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Best navigation system

I just got my Furuno navigation system and it works like a charm. We can't wait to cross Lake Okeechobee and test it out for a long stretch.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:45   #2
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We can't wait to cross Lake Okeechobee and test it out for a long stretch.
We have 1,000's of members in the northern hemisphere waiting to get out on a long stretch right now. Best of luck with the first trip.
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First trip of the season coming up soon, Ireland to the Scillies and back in one long weekend, about 270 nm. . . can't wait. . .
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Ain't that the truth. The marina still has 16 inches of ice in it and the river is not navigable with ice.

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I have started using 'SEACLEAR' on my laptop and have found it's great. The cost of a GPS antenna was $90.00 and the down load for Seaclear was free, thats all I have invested other than the laptop. The charts are free from NOAA and I have downloaded 300 charts. Hard to beat the price.
Has anyone else used Seaclear?
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I do use Seaclear on my computer and like it for what it does for me, but it is strictly secondary to the paper charts where I keep a DR plot. When near coastal I actually plot fixes. I find keeping a DR plot helps keep me aware of currents that I would miss if I was just video game piloting.

Am I a luddite or what?
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You might want to read the thread on Seaclear, and continue any related posts there.

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I'm going to be installing Furuno's NavNet 3D onboard after the hardware is available towards the end of this month. I can't wait to have it up and running.

I don't think there really is one best navigation system. It all depends on your budget and your needs. A small skiff, a power boat, a small sailboat, a large sailboat, a workboat and a ship are all going to need different systems.
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