Re: Back up tablet navigation aid

Matt Salatino

Previous boat didn’t have a chart plotter. We used OpenCPN with a waterproof, daylight readable tablet at the helm, connected via WiFi to the hardwired pc at the nav station. The NMEA bus, AIS, Radar, and autopilot were connected and viewable. We also could download animated GRIB files on the chart. We controlled the autopilot with routes. Using TeamViewer as the connecting app, we could see the screens on any device, android, Apple, or windows. With OpenCPN’s most recent update, allowing split screen, and a refined control menu, it rivals pretty much any chartplotter.


On Oct 19, 2019, at 2:06 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

I use Navionics – better than my chart plotter.




S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


From: <> On Behalf Of Rob Hughes via Groups.Io
Sent: 18 October 2019 23:36
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Back up tablet navigation aid


I just bought a new ios tablet to use as a secondary plotter. What programs are you using?  and what to stay away from. sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean.  

Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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