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    Depth Sounder VS "Fish Finder" ??

    You need to look at this in some more detail. A Depth Sounder (like the CruzPro units) puts out data (Usually in NMEA0183 format) that typically gives you a single depth value. It has already...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the perspectives. I'm leaning towards C / C# also, partly because I've written quite a lot in C and I am writing firmware for PIC 24F in C. I get confused a bit when switching languages...
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    ReTread the Old Coder's Head ??

    I would like your advice on how I should get started on writing some significant software that will run in the WIN-XP environment.

    I've done a lot of coding and electronics design over many...
  4. Project Update: DIY Onboard Computer system.

    Since my original post here I have been involved in a collaborative design effort to design a workable "Multi-Purpose Onboard Computer System" for cruising boats. Its gone a long way, and I'm now...
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    OxiExplorer is great...

    Look at OziExplorer. www.oziexplorer.com

    You can use many commercial charts, or, my favorite, create your own from Google Earth images. You can get very high resolution of specific areas you...
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    Water PROOF! version of this type Encoder???

    I'm very interested in this type encoder, because I need an input device that can handle relatively simple inputs, similar to a touch screen, that will work well while driving in bumpy conditions. ...
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    Hi Choppy, The continuous power issue is one I...

    Hi Choppy, The continuous power issue is one I am looking at too, in sailing cruising. Do you have any onboard wind or solar power?? You need to actually measure the current drawn by your laptop...
  8. Existing Boat Computer Designs / Our DIY approach??

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm in the research part of building a computer system for a cruising type boat. I'd like to keep in touch here with people working on similar projects.

    Here's one pointer to an...
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    Poll: Why use OziExplorer?

    All the big maps-included SW options are fine when you're in the USA.

    If you are in Africa (like me) or in China (I'll be next year) and you need to scan a paper map or use GoogleEarthPro images...
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