Originally Posted by jeanathon
Ranger you answered what I should have asked . Why do you like you're favorite app?
I prefer having both types of charts
available, to augment the systems we have on our plotter and laptop
(we have both chart types on each).
It happens Plan2Nav offers C-Map
, which augment the NOAA vector charts on our plotter and laptop
. (And I've had C-Map
charts before, generally like them... originally also for their imbedded marina info. I could add C-Map charts to our plotter and laptop, but that expense isn't as cost-effective, given Plan2Nav.)
Both apps will integrate ActiveCaptain info, updated periodically online but then always available off-line after that.
No particular putzing around with making either of them work. Turn on, download and install charts the first time, use.
Neither are particularly expensive. "Free" apps in many cases need too much "user repair" (aka putzing) to make them all that worthwhile. (I put my geek days behind me... oh... maybe 20 years ago. If it doesn't work "right out of the box" I can't be bothered, anymore.)
Haven't particularly compared against other Android-capable apps, so not saying these are the best out there. They work me us.
Given we have a "real" plotter and back-up laptop, I don't bother to do any route
planning on our tablets. Don't know if/how well these apps might work in lieu of a real plotter if one might want to do pre-planning and autopilot
integration or whatever.