PCs are becoming a standard piece of equipment for racing and cruising yachts, and more sailors than ever before are discovering how beneficial a PC can be on board. It can be daunting when faced with the range of products on offer, but in fact choosing the right system for your needs (and your budget) is very straightforward when armed with the right information.
The book guides you through the process of choosing a PC, as well as suitable software for tidal calculations, route planning, chart plotting, performance analysis, training, weather information, vessel administration, communications and the Internet. The authors also look at programmable calculators, palmtop computers and the Macintosh. The introduction to this book starts with the question Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why bother, why now?Ã¢â‚¬Â and goes on to show clearly that the benefits make it well worth the effort and that now is the right time. 158 pages, illustrated.