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Old 11-17-2012
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Re: Caution: AIS Apps

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Originally Posted by patrickbryant View Post
I recently had a fellow sailor - who is just IN LOVE with his iPhone - show me an app that displays vessel positions received via AIS. He said: "Why should I buy an expensive receiver and chartplotter when I have this?"
I met a fellow like that on the ICW last year and later listened to the radio traffic as the USCG was going out to rescue him because he had just discovered in Masonboro Inlet that the touch screen doesn't work when your fingers are wet.

Last edited by Roger Long; 11-17-2012 at 08:26 AM.
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