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Old 12-06-2016, 11:57   #1
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OpenCPN for Android and Autopilot Control

There is a thread called Confused. Should I buy a Raymarine E7 chart plotter? or just stick with a IPAD?? whereinthe virtues and faults of each of the devices is being fairly hotly argued and forumized.

For my part I have been tempted regarding purchasing a chart plotter for many years but draw back from doing so because of the negatives involved in devices running proprietary software and the high cost. Also I get a great deal of enjoyment out of mucking about with OpenCPN - the good feeling one experiences from discovering some new function and getting it to work lasts for days.

I have a Sony Xperia tablet which I bought mainly because of it's semi waterproof construction and will be downloading Dave's version of OpenCPN to run on it some time in the near future. However I am curious as to whether the autopilot function one accesses through tool and communications outputs via the wifi? I have a dedicated nav computer already but notice that the usb ports on it are starting to become a little unreliable.
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