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I use Motion X GPS for my iPad navigation uses. Its not integrated with all my instruments, but I plan on using it in conjunction with my dedicated instruments.

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We use 2 Android tablets for navigation, 1 on a plastic mount on the pedestal guard, one at the inside nav station connected to a 12 volt USB charger. That way my wife and I have similar info to our location, and while she's below, she can scan for new anchorages or find distances to a place we want to go. Our Garmin 165 is too old to get cartridge charts for it, but it's a great "low-battery-drain" for anchor watch over the night.
We're found that putting the cockpit tablet into "sleep mode", when we really don't need it, it will run the energy hogging GPS unit for almost a full day of cruising. Granted, a new Raytheon waterproof display in the cockpit would be great, but spending $6k on a $20k boat makes no sense.
If anyone has a suggestion, I would love to be able to cheaply provide a depth readout on our Navionics app on the tablets.
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These apps are all getting pretty darn good IMHO. Yea, we got a complete Raymarine setup with radar overlays, autopilot integration, etc…but the iPAD apps we use are pretty darn good. My biggest single complaint about iPADs both in flying and sailing is display brightness on a sunny day. They work best when its cloudy, dark or below decks. Wish someone would make a sunlight readable iPAD or Andriod.
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Sunlight is an issue. Be sure to go into Settings and increase brightness to max. Still not perfect.

All need a waterproof case too. There are many available online. I use what amounts to a very heavy duty zip lock bag.


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The water issue was the only thing that has made me think twice about it. There are finally a few new products out that seem to do the job. One of them seals an ipad completely except for the screen which allows then for an antiglare skin to be applied.

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I'm useing isailor onthe iPad 4 works great scale the maps with a pinch anyone else use it???
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I need to replace my wind gauge, depth gauge and speed log any suggestions , not to expensive
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I need to replace my wind gauge, depth gauge and speed log any suggestions , not to expensive
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I use the Garmin charts on my IPad and love it. For waterproofing, use a large ziplock bag...works perfectly!



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can you actually see anything past that lot?
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