So, you already got your fancy $2000 plotter, but you just know it’s gonna break down on a foggy day in the middle of the ocean? Redundancy is always a must on the water in my books. I would aim for an independent power system, an independent GPS antenna, and a completely independent backup chartplotter. Safety is important, and it doesn’t have to cost too much money either. The good news is that I can supply you a cheap backup chartplotter at a very affordable cost. Any of my basic, midrange, or premium chart plotters can be used as a backup. Here, I will list only the cheapest options for your consideration.
Please contact me and tell me what you need, and I will be happy to advise you!
Cheap backup chartplotter (second chartplotter)
$300 Navionics 8 navigation tablet system
➤Touch screen standard, built in GPS antenna = all in one unit.
$325 Basic 12 system + basic GPS antenna
➤Good size screen on a budget
$425 Basic 10 system + basic GPS antenna
➤Rugged, waterproof, metal system
These will definitely do the job of being an excellent backup chartplotter to your existing main system! Who knows, you may even like them so much that your existing system will become the backup.
Please contact me to ask any questions about your second chartplotter!
Why choose a navigation laptop as your backup chartplotter?
My basic, midrange, or premium systems can be much more affordable than the likes of Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Furuno, Humminbird, Raymarine, Si-Tex and will be supported forever! Furthermore, I believe that some of the commercial chart plotter brands gouge their customers. Companies force clients to upgrade by no longer supporting older units with chart updates. In addition, they charge exorbitant fees for simple things like a bigger screen size. Take a look at other advantages as well.