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Re: ipad as instrumentation...
Raymarine e7d's (and larger) do the wifi network with phones, tablets etc.. both remote viewing and remote control of autopilots and other chart plotter / MFD functions. Simple wifi setup.
It's both android and ipad compatible.
I wouldn't use my phone (samsung giii) as instrumentation, but it is a nice handheld repeater.
The Raymarine unfortunately defeats the purpose of me wanting to use the Ipad...cheap (already have an Ipad). I admit that it is a very nice unit but the admiral may have something to say about a $1500 plotter for bay sailing...LOL
I know that I can get inavx with real time GPS that will give me speed and heading at the helm. For this year I may just put a windex 15 on the masthead and a digital depth on the bulkhead ( heck, I have a fishfinder on my center console that will work) and be good. If I decide to venture into the open I will get a more dedicated setup for sure.
Thanks for the tip though, it put me in the right direction.