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Cool Active Captain. I love it!

It's so easy to use, click it's a chart, click it's a satellite view, click it's a road map. https://activecaptain.com/index.php I like reading comments, the reports and information too. Been on it a couple of years now, even though I've gone next to nowhere in my boat, other then Chesapeake Bay a few times.

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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

Have you downloaded the free App yet? Very Kewl
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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

If you have an iPad, get Charts and Tides. The Active Captain database is stored offline on your iPad and the icons are superimposed over a navigable chart. Excellent cruising tool.


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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

Pretty cool. I just signed up, I had no idea they sold software for use. I always thought it was just a Google earth but specifically for boaters.

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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

The only thing better than "Active Captain" are Jeff and Karen who run it! Good stuff, good people!

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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

I certainly have to agree. Crowdsourcing has its limits, but these guys do everything they can to eliminate the oddball outliers and clean up the data before posting it to their DB. That's why the stuff you write doesn't show up immediately.

I've been very happy with the quality of the data, the completeness of the data, and the responsiveness of the owner/operators.

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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

Another ActiveCaptain fan here. Have used it to plan Chesapeake trips, and afterwards I contributed my thoughts/data and even added a ramp they didn't show. It's also great for armchair sailing.
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Is there an app that works with Android or is it just iphone? I looked and it seemed to be iphone only.
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There is an android app, I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S II
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Re: Active Captain. I love it!

I just downloaded these into my hacked Nook Color (Android Cyanogenmod7). Will test them when I have a chance:

NutiCharts Lite - free version requires WiFi to download charts on demand. Small fee to cache the charts

I also stumbled across this one. Does not integrate ActiveCaptain data, but it does look to have potential as a free Android chartplotter

Marine Navigator Lite - converts RNC charts that you can download for free (in the US from NOAA)
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