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I saw your post dated 07-03-2021 on:
Re: VHF-DSC with or without AIS
Didn't want to go off topic in that discussion, so I'm pestering you directly. I hope that's OK.
I'm working on putting together my own chart plotter using a Ras Pi. I was wondering what you use for a monitor to display the OpenCPN output.
I'm on a sailboat (35'), so power consumption is a concern, as is reasonable resistance to environment (but not out on deck), and of course, reasonable size for display.
I have old school RayMarine instuments and autopilot which I'd like to hook in through SeaTalk or MEMA 0183. That may require a multiplexer with WIFI, etc. But that's anther topic. (but feel free to weigh in if you like).
I confess I haven't parused the CruisersForum OpenCPN forum lately. If all the answers are there, just tell me to buzz off and read that.
BTW, I like the GX2400, too. Do youknow if it has any NEMA 2000 issues as described in the thread?
I was directed to you by Littlewing77, who informed me that you live in the area of my boat and would therefore know of a good surveyor that could possibly inspect my keel. I am trying to find out if the rust is simply surface rust or a deeper problem. If you could be of any help I will be largely thankful.
Aids to navigation, remember the flashing red light at the Ensenada Harbor was the saloon door flapping in the wind at the shore side whore house! I sailed the South Pacific in 1981 with only paper small scale charts and sketch maps of harbors, and a WWll bubble sextant and WWV for time ticks and Hurricane warnings.
Semper Fi Thomm, I love the Marines, and Ill bet you were a gunny or higher too.
ICman 1st class on Nuckie subs.
Love your take on all things nautical!
Remember, these forums are populated by mostly armchair sailors that have never gone out of sight of land and think electronics are the answer to all problems.
They have no idea what real seamanship and navigation are and poo poo anyone that uses old fashioned techniques vs electrons.
I just sailed from NJ to FL, 1300 miles, via offshore and ICW with no depth sounder. I used sailing to get into and out of anchorages, singled handed. I wager none of these blowhards even know how to do it, and have never done it to boot. As for 40 year old charts, you need to know the current variation how to apply it.