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Postby brusi » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:39 am

I've a 62g iPad, what type of charts I should get? Txs, ben
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Re: iPad

Postby moosemcclintock » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:28 pm

I got the iNavX program from the App Store, it's got all of the US charts you can get and is a navigation program as well.
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Re: iPad

Postby sailmon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:54 pm

I use the iNavX software on my ipad as well. Excellent software package - user friendly, intuitive and all of the US charts are free from NOAA. My only disappointment is that it does not (and I'm told will not) work with the ActiveCaptain database.
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Re: iPad

Postby ericsmith3d » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:33 am

navimatics Charts & Tides, US East Coast, does ActiveCaptain and is a reasonable charting program. I prefer Garmin's BlueChart Mobile. It does ActiveCaptain, radar weather (with an internet connection), Gribs and, for a fee, premium weather. I don't recall the prices but neither was unreasonable.
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Re: iPad

Postby Castaway » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Jeppesson Plan2Nav, free from App Store, is good, although you have to buy the C-Map charts. They are detailed and accurate, at least around Scandinavia, and have enough contrast to be viewable in all but direct bright sunshine. The app is easy to use, and can show local weather if you have a 3G internet connection running.

'Compass Eye' and 'Spyglass' are surprisingly useful, too, and the bearings are reasonably accurate.
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Re: iPad

Postby joseph.syc » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:32 am

I use Navionics, both here in my home waters in SF Bay, and I have used on two Mediterranean charters in Turkey in 2011 and the French Riviera this year. I use the Bad Elf GPS chip with my iPad for location (the iPad is a wireless only version).
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