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yankee
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Post by yankee »

I went with a laptop first time around. It seemed pretty good at home. I could plot where I was going and print maps and had a big screen. New computer, software and antenna about $700. The system would work better on a bog boat I'm sure. Too much glare on the screen and a hassle to use a power inverter because the battery does'nt last an entire trip. I'm much hallier with my Garmin unit.



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Post by hammyloz »

i agree on that as anormal laptop does give a lot of glare that is why i use toughbooks which are designed to be used outdoors and have no glare at all and you can still see screen on the most sunniest of days

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Post by b1gash »

thanks hammyloz.
got the laptop and have not stoped playing with it.
its great ill be going out on sat so ill let everyone know what its like.

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Post by hammyloz »

glad you like it buddy and i do have more of these for sale if anyone is interested

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