Surface Pro as Gemini catamaran chart plotter?

The laptop being used on YachtAFun is a 2007 model Toshiba Satellite P205- which is to say it is BIG. It’s heavy, and compared to 2016 standards- it’s slow. And…… the CD drive is not replaceable, which means I have to use an external disk drive. To get the headphone jack to work well, I have to insert the pin “just right”.

All that said, I wasn’t enthused about taking money out of the bank to buy a new computer until I realized I could use a Surface Pro with MapTech chart software and skip having a dedicated chart plotter.

Surface Pro has more memory, and runs faster, than the 2007 Toshiba being used on Yachtafun

Surface Pro has more memory, and runs faster, than the 2007 Toshiba being used on Yachtafun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I think I can use the Surface Pro as a chart plotter- if I add a GPS connection (or Blue Tooth version).

My research on the subject has begun concerning Surface Pro equipment.

Meanwhile, our iPad using NavX software works fine- but it seems to need cell tower connection to stay functional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life. Surface Pro

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