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post #23 of Old 05-23-2012
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Re: The iPad thread! who uses an iPad for sailing?

I've got OpenCPN on a laptop and Navionics on my iPhone 4S.

OpenCPN feels soooo clunky compared to Navionics. Plus you can't search the charts or click on the marina icons, etc.

Haven't been able to justify an iPad yet, but seeing it in sunlight would definitely be a problem. I can hardly see the phone screen half the time.

I've noticed Raymarine and Furuno have both gone to touchscreen systems that look similar to an iPad and those systems will now stream the info to your iPad or Android tablet for viewing in the cabin. Of course, you only need about $2k on top of the price of your iPad to get that feature ...
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