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Re: BVI chart/nav app

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post

I had the same initial experience with the Garmin app waypoint icon. The ability to tap on Charts and Tides seemed much more granular. Then I realized that I should just get in the area of my desired waypoint and zoom in before setting the waypoint. Worked much better. However, I was only looking for distance to the entrance of a harbor than really trying to create a real route.
I can see how if you are just setting a single waypoint, zooming way in to get better precision is no problem. But for a route consisting of 20-40 waypoints (as you often have to do on a river), that is hopelessly cumbersome.

Just goes to show you that how you use these things can make all the difference in which one you prefer.

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