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

Originally Posted by TomMaine View Post
I used an Ipad 2 wifi only, last season as a backup CP. I love it! I used the Garmin Glo external antenna. That stayed in the chart drawer below the glass decks and gave a perfect signal anywhere onboard.

I've added an iphone 5c to my CP's(it's always on me), so I'm pretty much paperless in the chart drawer. I may install a different nav. app in the phone.
I have the same setup. Works quite well. The Garmin is a quality unit and reception is fine with the unit below on the table.

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