Originally Posted by fordo
I'm getting an iPhone now that they have them from Verizon. Does anyone have experience with their navigation apps? I sail out of Raritan Bay in NJ up and down the East Coast, Maine to the Chesapeake. I would appreciate any recommendations and advice. How do they compare in usefulness to a chartplotter? Do you need a phone signal or can they work on gps alone?
I am using an Android with Navionics charts.
Some aids to navigation are labelled incorrectly.
Marina services are incomplete as are many of the other searchable services.
It will not replace a a chartplotter which has an antennae external to the cabin. It will also not replaced paper charts and "real" navigation.
Other tools that might useful:
Internet access to NOAA, etc..
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)