Join Date: Feb 2010
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How is an Ipad going to get weather information when you are 30 miles off shore?
There are several weather apps that will download days of weather info to use offline. I've received a usable cell signal as far as 10 miles offshore and know someone who installed a cell receiver on the top of their mast that gets the signal to 25 miles.
The query was for a coastal cruiser, so one just grabs an update when close enough to do so. There aren't too many coastal cruisers that would be that far for more than a day or two and most will be in an anchorage every night.
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