Originally Posted by noelex 77
iDrifter XL seems good.
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out!
It's only me, and I'm not advocating anything to anyone, but I use my phone to set the position when I drop anchor, then transfer the location to my iPad
at the nav station. My phone has a back up copy of Navionics
on it, as well as Drag Queen and a few other apps, the duplicity alone is worth a bunch to me.
I also put in charging
stations at convenient locations throughout the boat so that whichever device I'm using at the time can roam with me.
For the iPad to remain in active mode and not go to sleep during Navionic usage, it's gotta be plugged in. When it's being used with Drag Queen, same thing, it's gotta be plugged in if you have the alarm on. I don't have a problem with that, I'm not sure I know of any chart plotters or anchor alarms that DON'T need to be wired. I also kinda like the glow in the pilot house when at anchor and the anchor light is lit.....It gives another frame of reference to anyone entering an anchorage late.
So I'm able to leave one device plugged in and alarm set (iPhone) while I take the other (iPad), and go read from my extensive technical library I've assembled, or spy novels, or westerns, or sci fi, or classics......and with the swipe of a hand I can spot check the anchor alarm, chartplotters (plural). I like that........
Throw in a life proof case, and some ram mounts, and johns a happy sailor.
But I'm new at this so don't take my word for it. I'm sure Davie Jones has a special place for sailors that use toys like this.
So, iPad 2, iPhone 5
Yes, iDrifter XL looks very good. I just purchased it and will check it out tonight.