Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An iPad Experience

   I wrote in January 2012 about using iNavX and an iPad as an affordable chart plotter. I have yet to procure mine and install. Till I do check out this other bloggers experience.           
  Andrew from the yacht Arabella has written a blog about his experience of using the iPad as his charting display of choice He starts out by saying........

"The loss of my trusty, semi-retired MacBook Pro, as a result of its impromptu shower on the Round The Island Race, had forced me to consider alternative methods of chartplotting. "

His blog is quite jnformative and is aimed more to those whose boating is in Europe; even so, well worth the read for his comment around 5 charting solutions listed here.

  • iChart (Solent)
  • Marine Imray Charts: English Channel
  • Navionics HD UK & Holland
  • Memory Map (Free version)
  • iNavX

Andrew covers such topics as which iPad to choose; waterproofing and mounting; tides and wind vectors. Overall, lots of photo's, discussion and practical examples given through out. Hop on over to his blog to read more.