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Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

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WiFi iPad with bluetooth GPS and Seaiq (OpenCPN for iPad and iPhone). Amazing.
Is the seaiq thing only for use with Active Captain? That would be a deal-breaker for me.
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Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

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as a back up I would assume that you don't need all the bells and whistles. Well, maybe one bell and a whistle or two. Consider the cost of all the added gadgetry, then consider an Android tablet and the free NOAA app or the Navionics app ($55). The tablet has the GPS built in. The apps are no/few frills but as a back up should do the trick. Either way, the Ipad or Andoid, tablets are hard to see in sunlight. Whatever you do, I wish you fair winds and a following sea.

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I agree with Don. YOu can get a tablet with built-in wifi, GPS, the works and download the Navionics app. This is what we use and it has been worth it's weight in gold, muchless the less than $300 it took for us to get the tablet + Navionics maps.
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Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

Purchased a used iPad 1 w/GPS online for $105. Tracking shows that it is "Out for Delivery."

When it arrives, I'll download NOAA charts and OpenCPN.

Thank you for good advice and direction - will let you know how it works out.

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Is the seaiq thing only for use with Active Captain? That would be a deal-breaker for me.
smackdady, SeaIQ is for use with enc and rastor charts it just happens to also connect to active captain. really good app, much better than openCPN much more usable. its downloads are very slick! even knows how to grab chart updates from noaa army corps etc.
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Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

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Purchased a used iPad 1 w/GPS online for $105. Tracking shows that it is "Out for Delivery."

When it arrives, I'll download NOAA charts and OpenCPN.

Thank you for good advice and direction - will let you know how it works out.

Dick
OpenCPN does not run on iPad.
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