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Old 02-05-2012, 03:04   #1
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iPad for Navigation at Sea + Navionixs app

Hi Cruisers, I would like opinions from Cruisers regarding ipad + navionixs app for coastal cruising East Coast of Australia, and Pacific Islands...! Cheers Harry
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Re: iPad for Navigation at Sea + Navionixs app

I use navionics on my iPad, it's not as good as a dedicated chart plotter. They have just realeased a new version which I'm yet to try out at sea. I think it's great value at around $50, and would recommend it.
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I use mine around Fremantle and Rottnest. Haven't been able to fault it so far. Navionics has been very accurate for me.
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Re: iPad for Navigation at Sea + Navionixs app

I recently posted a review of the Navionics app for iPad on my website here: Sail Far Live Free: Review: Navionics HD Chartplotter for iPad and iOS
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Old 02-05-2012, 21:28   #5
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I use navionics on my iPad, it's not as good as a dedicated chart plotter. They have just realeased a new version which I'm yet to try out at sea. I think it's great value at around $50, and would recommend it.
Thanks guy!!
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I sailed from Albany WA to Batemans Bay NSW with an ipad with navionics it was perfect never let me down
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I use navionics on my iPad, it's not as good as a dedicated chart plotter. They have just realeased a new version which I'm yet to try out at sea. I think it's great value at around $50, and would recommend it.
Thanks for the info..! do you know what the latest version is?? Cheers H
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I use mine around Fremantle and Rottnest. Haven't been able to fault it so far. Navionics has been very accurate for me.
Thanks for the info Matt...cheers H
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I sailed from Albany WA to Batemans Bay NSW with an ipad with navionics it was perfect never let me down
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Re: iPad for Navigation at Sea + Navionixs app

We have paper charts, laptops interfaced to gps, a
SiTex chart plotter, and an ipad (with iNavx) and we use the ipad for almost everything. We bought it as a backup but as it turns out the others are the backup now.
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We have paper charts, laptops interfaced to gps, a
SiTex chart plotter, and an ipad (with iNavx) and we use the ipad for almost everything. We bought it as a backup but as it turns out the others are the backup now.
Thanks very much for the encouragement!! I haven't heard anything negative as yet..!! Are you familiar with the Navionics app? I'm not sure if iNavx is ok for East coast Australia, maybe you can enlighten me..! Cheers Harry
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Re: iPad for Navigation at Sea + Navionixs app

the only thing I dont like about tablets is that they arent designed to be splashed etc. Unlike most plotters that can live quite happily at the helm and suffer rain and salt spray.
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My I iPad with navionics by far trumps my dedicated chart plotter , so much faster and uses little power. Sailed over 5000km on the Queensland coast using just my iPad .
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My I iPad with navionics by far trumps my dedicated chart plotter , so much faster and uses little power. Sailed over 5000km on the Queensland coast using just my iPad .
Thanks for the positive feedback..you have convinced me! Cheers Harry
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the only thing I dont like about tablets is that they arent designed to be splashed etc. Unlike most plotters that can live quite happily at the helm and suffer rain and salt spray.
Thanks for the reply..! I had a look at a waterproof cover from www.over-board.com.au. This seems like the go! ....protection from the elements...hoping t o get some feedback on this...cheers Harry
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