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Re: smart phone apps for sailing/boating
For a chartplotter: inavx.com Not cheap, but very well done.
For coastal forecast: wunderground.com
For friends/family to track your location online: Instamapper GPS Tracker
To text your location to someone fast and easy: I'm Right Here
AIS, but not real AIS: Ship Finder. It is not "real AIS", does not claim to be, but it's better than nothing in the fog.
One I have not tried on the water yet, but plan to is: Voxer Turns your smart phone into a walkie talkie type device (but only with other Voxer users). If they don't answer, it stores your broadcast similar to a voice message that can be played at the touch of a button and then replied to at any time in the same way.