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Re: Chart plotter or IPad

took along a Ipad in lifeproof with Wavyline charts (inside iNavx) for a transport. Was surprised although it worked as remote dumb terminal ( no AP controls) when interfaced with Raymarine it did not work as stand alone with Wavyline even though other gps programs (apple) worked ok. Was told need to get independent gps receiver to have Ipad work.
?Is this true? Doesn't seem logical as there is gps in the Ipad.
?Any suggestions on good gps receivers for this purpose
Also can use WIndows laptop for sailmail and getting gribs from ssb/satphone. I don't know if this is even possible with Ipad. If buying one think a laptop offers more options for less money. If worried about environment get a tuff book but for me cheap laptop is fine. Only big advantage for Ipad for me is with night setting can read a book easily on Ipad without totally destroying night vision and its nice way to keep and interface tunes to sound system.

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Try Bad Elf for your GPS - blue tooth support for up 6 devices. Integrates with iNavx app and charts.

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...Also can use WIndows laptop for sailmail and getting gribs from ssb/satphone. I don't know if this is even possible with Ipad. If buying one think a laptop offers more options for less money...
Or consider a Win8 tablet, which will run all the same Windows software as your laptop, in a tablet form factor, for less money.


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I run an iPad with a life proof case. It fits right on my Bimini, and I used Velcro to keep it there. I Also got the EarthNC app which has been pretty phenomenal.


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I run an iPad with inavx connected to a brookhouse imux that is connected to an actisense NGW-1 on my nmea 2k backbone. I have 2 Garmin GMI-10's, a Garmin GWS-10 and a DST-800. AIS provided by a standard horizon GX2150. Auto pilot is a raymarine ST-2000.
All instruments are shown on my Ipad2 in a lifeproof case and AIS targets are plotted as well. XTE data is sent to my autopilot and it will effectively steer to way points plotted on iNavx. I am very happy with the whole setup and with a used Ipad2 costing a fraction of a plotter I feel that it has been a very economical solution as well.
Brookhouse does only seem to sell directly, but I had no problems receiving my product. One of the main reasons I chose the brookhouse product was because of the ais functionality and it's multiplexer functions. It also seemed the only one to be able to actually use the waypoint targets provided by inavx and direct them to the autopilot.

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I found another Seatalk/NMEA multiplexer -Shipmodul multiplexer Miniplex-2AWi. They have distributors around the world.

Just wondered if anyone has experience with these guys and with their unit ?

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If you have the wifi only iPad, it does not have GPS built in. You will need an external GPS. I use the Dual GPS and it works well. The battery life is very good and I've had zero problems staying connected. There's an accompanying app that is used with it.

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The external bluetooth GPS receiver is also a winner. I also one to have the receiver up top, while you are down below with the ipad. However, I've never actually had signal trouble from down below, without it.


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Dual XGPS is the other good bluetooth GPS for iPad. Both it and the Badelf are in the $100 range.

Since our new iPad has GPS built in and I we don't use a tablet as our primary plotter anymore I do have a lightly used Dual XGPS that I'd sell if anyone is interested. Ping me in PM. $50 shipped.

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Other features that I love about the iPad is that I can add pictures and notes to locations. For example, while anchored I "pinned" the boat to the location on the app, took a photo of the anchorage and added the photo and notes to the pin.

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