I have just purchased a trawler
and moved on board.
We plan to cruise
for 5 years
I would like a back up chart plotter.
I have a desk top PC on board.
It has been suggested that I just down load the NOAA charts
(they seem available) and install a "puck GPS" and "plug it into the compuer"
Sounds great! But some questions:
1. What sort should I purchase
? There are a lot of choices.
2. I want to mount the puck
inside the RPH under the windshield. Will it pick up the satelites thru the glass OK.
3. I am assuming I will plug
it into my desk top (under the counter) via a serial
port or USB. Will my computer - or the chart program I down load - automatically detect the GPS
signal and display my location on the chart?