Originally Posted by AJ_n_Audrey
Thanks again, as others have said, for all this data - very valuable. Since I am in process getting ready for my second and more extensive trip south, I am fixing and or upgrading a lot of things on my boat
, so this is a great reference.
A word about software
for the iPad
- if you are headed to the Caribbean
via the Bahamas
, you really want to look at Garmin
BlueCharts with Explorer Chart data. I found the Explorer charts
dead on accurate in my trip to the Abacos earlier this year, and I've heard similar feedback on the Explorer chart coverage for the rest of the Bahamas
. I also used the Garmin charts
in preference to CMap for the eastern US, though with the normal caveat regarding the accuracy of NOAA chart data in lesser used inlets, i.e., the data for inlets not used by commercial
traffic can be very old and inaccurate. But for Cape Fear, Georgetown
, Charleston, Port Royal, Brunswick, Fenandina, Mayport and on down you're fine.
Glad to hear!
Thanks for the recommendation! I actually did just this for the reasons you stated.
The post you replied to is timely as I just got my mast
back up with the new antenna
and wire, which is run directly from the antenna
to the radio
. Only one connector to go bad (at the antenna) and it was covered in butyl tape and adhesive
heat shrink. The wire only took about 30 minutes to run from the mast
base to the radio
, so not a huge hassle next time the mast is pulled.