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Old 22-08-2013, 18:27   #1
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Navionics, Bad Elf and IPod Touch

Just recently we completed a 3 week 400km, (250 miles) BC west coast Gulf Island sailing trip during wonderful weather and fair winds. Longest leg was 27nm from Clam Bay via Portier Pass to Mc. Donald Beach located approx. 5 km up the North arm of the Fraser River.

We used Navionics charts, US and Canada, in combination with a Bad Elf GPS and an I Pod Touch for navigation in addition to paper charts and a Garmin 72 GPS. The system worked well but... the IPod Touch is screen is too small to see clearly.

We're considering purchasing the larger IPad Touch for our next trip. Any suggestions, pro's or cons regarding the IPad Touch?... much appreciated


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Old 28-08-2013, 09:40   #2
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Re: Navionics, Bad Elf and IPod Touch

I have used the iPad for the past 3 seasons. Make sure that you have it in a water proof system. (haha) most are water resistant. Add in the new in app purchase of NAV+. this gives you a year of unlimited updates and SonarCharts.
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I use an iPad, Bad Elf and Navionics ( and iRegatta). I'd definitely recommend getting the cellular+GPS version of the iPad.

Mounting the iPad out of direct sunlight is important too - the iPad overheats and shuts down otherwise.
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