Plotters, MFDs & Radar

Touchscreen tablets can become hard to manipulate in rough weather, and the screen glare is a problem, but when loaded with charts and navigation apps, they offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Mailport: Low Budget Navigation

Regarding the article on recycling gear for cruising in the September 2018 issue, I found that an old Windows laptop, with an external GPS puck and running OziExplorer, makes a fabulous chartplotter. The software is just a hair over $100 and is capable of using NOAA charts, USGS topo maps, aerial photographs, and any other map that can be put in registration, using only latitude and longitude of a couple of points on the map.

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