Originally Posted by TakeFive
......one of these apps might do the trick if they're not too costly.
So far, I've not spent more than about $25 for an app and its charts. I really like Charts and Tides, as it integrates the Active Captain database offline, for reviews, phone numbers, etc.
The iPad is not the perfect charplotter, but what an incredibly superior backup to a standalone GPS. Not to mention all else it can do aboard, from email to rented movies to Internet access.
Ironically, I needed it as a GPS backup on the very first passage I had it along. The internal compass for my charplotter went bad, while I was tucked way inside an unmarked cove in Maine. Very glad I had it along.