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Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
For you guys burning juice to run your plotters anchor alarm at night, consider an iPad or iPhone app for that.

Much less juice and some will allow you to check on the boat from shore, if you go to dinner, and see the same breadcrumb trail. That's peace of mind.
Sounds like a terrific idea. But help me out a bit, because we don't have a phone at all. How much for one of those phones or tabs? How much for a plan that will get me going on a British Island, a French Island and a Dutch Island?
I'm not being at all argumentative here; I would absolutely LOVE to be able to check the boat while ashore on one of those blustery 35 knot days!
But I;m betting I couldn't afford it if I was cruising beyond the cell limits of the USA.

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