Old 09-07-2014, 05:45 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 3,911

I chased some of these programs around when I 1st got my boat but they all seem to eventually either not work right to begin with or decline with time. All of em' have to be updated as windows, new plotters, etc. change and that seems to be where the lag occurs. So about 2+ years ago, I set up my HDS-8's with a plywood holder and plug in power so I can work them directly from anywhere there's an outlet. It's worked out very nicely as after most trips, I sit down and go over the route and waypoints to amend and make notes of what worked and didn't work. We just about always plug one in the night before a trip to plan; the last time, I even set a route so when we left the pass the AP took over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd legs.
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