I have a Sony Xperia Z on which I run Navionics
and use in the cockpit
, I have found the charts
for the East Coast
to be pretty good so far.
I also have a 10" Asus with SSD tied into an NMEA 0183
link to the autopilot
using a USB to RS422 converter which is dedicated to nav work
and runs Win 7.
As backup I have a 10" Acer transformer which runs Win 10 and so far appears to handle OpenCPN without any problems.
I also have a 14" Asus which I use for general work
planning which runs Win 8 and OpenCPN runs well on this computer.
I have tried the free Android version of OpenCPN on the Xperia Z but it hangs after a while so I removed it.
I have also tried running OpenCPN on a Toshiba Chromebook using Crouton however it was not a success as there were problems with passwords and when I overcame them it just proved too cumbersome.
The system of using the Win 7 computer with OpenCPN and CM93 charts to control the autopilot
whilst I monitor
things on the Xperia Z in the cockpit
works well until it rains - touch screens appear to be rainfall shy and the Xperia goes haywire.
I will be fitting another boat out soon for coastal cruising and my ambition is to include a WiFi
to RS422/485 converter to be able to connect all these gadgets wirelessly.