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post #5 of Old 06-10-2011
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Originally Posted by WDSchock View Post
Get a good iPad,
I agree 100%.

I find value in a multi-tasker and the Ipad is that hands down. Email, weather, charts, entertainment, real GPS (not cell phone gps), etc, etc,,,,,,,

You can get a grib file reader for between $2 and $20 depending on how many bells and whistles you want, which can download weather forcasts and keep them on the Ipad while offline. You will need to be within range of a cell signal when you download, but they do travel much further over water than land.

The only ongoing expense is a data plan and I would recommend the lowest plan available, unless you can't resist downloading music, videos or whatever else eats up bandwidth. To date, I have the lowest plan and use my Ipad on the 3G network very frequently and have yet to eat up more than 30% of my allocation.

Finally, get a waterproof case for another $20.

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