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what waterproof case are you using for your iPad. All I've found are essentially large ziploc bags. I'd really like a hard case for it.
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Until they come out with a waterproof iPhone that I can use in the dinghy when it is raining the apps are only semi useful to me but everyone's needs are different.
Have any of you tried the LifeProof cases? I got one for my iPhone this year, so I can't give a thorough review yet, but there are videos of people using them surfing and snorkeling. I'm not sure I trust it THAT much, but so far I've had it with me dinghy sailing and it's been completely submerged without a drop getting in. They make them for the iPad too. They aren't cheap, but seem very durable and watertight.

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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

I have switched to a Lifeproof case because I can leave it on all the time and it still easily fits in my pocket. I've not used it for snorkeling but have friends who use theirs to do that frequently with no problems.
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Have any of you tried the LifeProof cases? I got one for my iPhone this year, so I can't give a thorough review yet, but there are videos of people using them surfing and snorkeling. I'm not sure I trust it THAT much, but so far I've had it with me dinghy sailing and it's been completely submerged without a drop getting in. They make them for the iPad too. They aren't cheap, but seem very durable and watertight.

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I just got a case from Moxiware, haven't used it on the boat yet but it looks pretty good. It has a film cover for the touch screen which seems to work well.

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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

As for iPad apps... EarchNC Marine Charts, Garmin BlueChart, iNavX, Charts & Tides, Navionics, WindAlert, BuoyData.

Although I haven't used my iPad on the boat yet (soon, soon...) I like EarthNC the best for features and ease of use.
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I have downloaded current marine charts from NOAA and then put them on the iPad to read with the iBooks app. I find it helpful to have the charts that are perfectly up to date. I still use the chartplotter for navigation, with a backup GPS always running down below. I also have the Navionics app, Windfinder, Accuweather, Shipfinder, Maritime Calculator, MarinaLife and the Sea Tow app.
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Main Sail did a post on sailing apps: iSail: Seven apps to set sail to - CNN.com

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Currently using Raymarine Remote (way cool), Tides and currents (Not Bad), Navionics on both iPhone and iPad. (just added the Advanced Marine Options (me likey).... some the features Easy View, Shallow Area, Depth Shading, Depth Contours and Seabed Area. Can't wait to try them out.....
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I recently bought an ipad, but just did not activate the #g verizon plan. The GPS chip will work without the cell activation.


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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

The two apps that do not require internet that we use are Navionics for navigation and for checking tides and HF Fax, for uploading a weather fax from our HAM radio (you just plug it in to the radio and it interprets all of high pitched sounds).

When we have internet I like to download a gribsheet using PocketGrib and also download the weather files from passageweather.com to read in the PDF app. I also like NOAA Radar Pro for looking at weather and tracking hurricanes. When we had 3g out on the sea mAIS and MarineTraffic were nice for seeing traffic and also reporting our position. BuoyData was nice when we had 3g to see real time weather info.

Another thing I like to put on my pad is all of the frequencies and times for HAM nets for cruisers, that way I don't have to remember them.

Two apps I have that I've never really used are Marine Weather and BoatingCalcs, so I can't say if they're good or not. Would be curious if others have experience with them.

Since we started using the Delorme InReach (satellite tracker) we have another app that shows us our position and speed (called Earthmate). It also has an interface where we can essentially send and receive text messages.

I'm walking away from this thread with some other good suggestions! Excited to go put some NOAA charts on my iPad.

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