Thanks for the link, Jacques. I love my iPad for limited access to work and family
with very low power
requirements. My waterproofing is an appropriately sized ziploc bag which worked like a charm on our previous boat which was, umm, not perfectly dry below.
I am just beginning to explore the options to integrate the iPad with the rest of my nav equipment
and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the available software
. Given the rapid release cycle of the software and the release of iOS 4.2 this week, can anyone help navigate the options?
I have a Raymarine C70 chart plotter and radar
display and a Raymarine S1 autopilot
. If I set up routes and waypoints on the iPad, can I pass them to the chart plotter? If so, with what software (version?) and what connections? Can I run the autopilot
directly from the iPad? If so, what software and connections?
The blog mentions GRIB and AIS
overlays via Wifi
. Is that capability limited to iNavX
or do others offer as well? What is the presumed data source for the GRIB and AIS? Is this only while accessing Wifi
near shore or retransmitted GRIB from Sat phone
and AIS from VHF
? Do those devices need to be able to transmit Wifi to the iPad or are there other options?
So many choices. So few brain cells. So confused. TIA