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Old 23-07-2014, 00:05   #1

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Route waypoint data transfer via WiFi or Bluetooth

Hi Folks,

I have an old hand held GPS cable connected to my autopilot. I now do most of my route planning on a fairly large screen computer using OpenCPN (which I dearly love using) then manually transfer the waypoint data into the old GPS manually (Old Magellan hand held which I also have a sentimental attachment to)

I have been thinking of buying a chart plotter but just about anything with a usable screen size costs megabucks and I have a suspicion would probably chew up a fair chunk of Amps.

I noticed some of the Garmin small screen chart plotters have wifi and are not too expensive and are probably not too Amp hungry.

Has anyone had experience of these or other small chart plotters which put out NMEA 0183 data to an autopilot and if so can you transfer routes and waypoints into them from a computer using via wifi or bluetooth?
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