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Re: Navionics chart plotter / GPS app for Droid phone, plus Chesapeake Smart Buoys
Original poster here - Since the first post in 2010 I've "drank the Kool-Ade" and got an iPhone 4 (non S). The neat thing is the Navionics app still works fine on the Droid with no cell service. I have it for the iPhone too, but take the droid when on a longer trip or in the threat of rain. Its in a zip lock bag and if it drowns or falls overboard -- no big deal.
And I still haven't found a free iPhone equivalent to the great droid app "Currents" that shows the magnitude and direction of currents in the Chesapeake - and predicts them well into the future. Tide charts don't spell it out - there could be a strong southern current through Kent Narrows while the main channel is slack or slightly northern. I use a 2 HP egg beater for an outboard and Bay currents approach the hull speed of my little boat. These things matter to me!
Keep the expenses low and the good times high.
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake