Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: toronto, Ontario
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Re: IPAD or...... ???
I have been using an IPad for a year now and love it. I generally use Garmin charts (which are excellent) and Active Captain and use it for plotting routes (very simple), comparing distances, storing waypoints, etc etc. I have a number of weather apps which provide excellent weather info. I use it off the boat as well for a myriad of things including star gazing, traffic and so on.
I picked up a holder for it that clamps to the binnacle and, in wet, weather, merely put it in a ziplock bag! and, yes, if I feel like it, I can have play some of my favorite tunes while at the helm!
The only issue is that the GPS will drain the battery in about 7 or 8 hours, so I need to install a power source for it at the helm. That will be a winter job!
During our recent trip, I kept a log of each day on the IPad and it was a simple matter of clicking "send" to email it to my family for their reading pleasure! Oh, and I just installed a "night sky" app which guides me through all the constellations that I don't know!
I am not really from Toronto
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