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John and I attended the Navigation Apps seminar at the Annapolis Boat Show last week.
The speaker’s (a former US Coast Guard captain) top recommendation was iNavX. He based this on accuracy, integration with other navigation software (including Navionics) and (as I recall) weather software, as well as all around versatility.
I’ve included the link here:
I took notes and would be pleased to provide them if you’re interested, ASSUMING, that I can still find them in my collection of “show stuff” and can read my back-of-the-envelope chicken scratch!
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:03 AM Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <email@example.com
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@...
I use Navionics – better than my chart plotter.
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> 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