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post #3 of Old 02-03-2011
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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:

Passage weather
Buoy weather

Internet access to NOAA, etc..

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