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Why did you need to say this just when there was a bit of clarity coming into the thread?....
Clarity, with all the misstatements?

I plan to post one more correction, in the event others read the thread and are misled.


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.....All the talk about external GPS receivers really negates the whole idea of having one of these. I have a little Dell Mini and a Toughbook with nav software (Sailcruiser). They both use and external GPS puck but it's a PITA dragging the puck and wire around.....
While I highly suggest the 3G model to get the internal GPS receiver, the "puck" add-on for an Ipad has NO wire. One version plugs directly into and become attached to the Ipad. The other is bluetooth (ie WIRELESS) and would fit in your front pocket in less space than my keys.
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Just stick with your PC. You understand them.
PC charting programs are much better anyway because the mouse lets you scroll and zoom quickly. IPad doesn't. MarkseaofLife
Take you PC in the cockpit when its rolling and the weather is bad. or to lunch at a table in the Cafe.

Let me know how that works out for you

Both have uses that work in different conditions


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A good app call boat beacon shows Ais information and you can even send a signal to show your position. The new series of MFD from Raymarine will integrate with i phone and i pad saving £££.
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Take you PC in the cockpit when its rolling and the weather is bad. or to lunch at a table in the Cafe.

Let me know how that works out for you

Both have uses that work in different conditions
Actually, I have some padeyes placed to secure the Toughbook right under the dodger. It works out pretty well and is not sticking way up above the pedestal, ready to snag lines as some nav clusters seem to be. Many of the pedestal-mounted GPS units do look very nice but most are above my budget for new stuff. Having a big hi-res touchscreen right there in front of you has got to be nice if it can be mounted in such a way as to not get in the way when it gets rough and rolling.

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Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

iNavx (awesome), Navionics, AyeTide (no wifi needed), Hurricane (must have), Hurricane Tracker (must have), Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Windbouy, Surf Report, Real Wind, and BoatRef (must have). Just downloaded Sea State but haven’t tried it yet.

For cruising; DropBox, Evernote, Things (To Do), and DAN (7/24 med advice and Emergency Evac from anywhere), are a big plus. Having copies import documents (USCG Doc, current boat visa, boat insurance, health insurance, health records, etc in the cloud is critical and efficient).

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We have iNavx, Navionics, NMEA Remote, Hurricane, Hurricane Tracker, Weather Channel, Passagemaker, Wind Bouy, Real Wind and BoatRef.

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Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

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Navionics for charts, trackaship for 'ais', and Anchor! for mooring.
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Navionics is great, and Weather Channel is essential, but I also use Spyglass on my iPad. It's all-in-one toolkit, I use it as a backup chartplotter and can mark my specific fishing places.
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