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#570338 - 02/17/18 09:29 PM iPad Navagation Apps  
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#570353 - 02/19/18 04:28 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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We use Navionics on Android phone and tablet -- it is outstanding!

BlueChart is no longer available from Garmin. It has been replaced by ActiveCaptain which is nice if you have a recent Garmin chartplotter with current maps. If not, it is VERY pricey to get the maps and useless without it. You can still access the crowd sourced ActiveCaptain data through a web based interface, but only when you have an internet connection..



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#570905 - 05/15/18 10:03 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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Hi, My last boat had a lowrance chart plotter. It had a pretty good outline of the lake, but didn't show any of the buoys. I started using Navionics on a tablet. They had great charts. I sold the Sea Ray and bought a Bayliner that had a circa 2005 Raymarine Multi Function display on it. I purchased the Navionics chart card for the display and I am happy with the chart. So now I have Navionics charts on my tablet, phone and the boat. I have to tell you that between having radar, GPS and the navionics charts I am quite comfortable with night boating. I debated trying to upgrade the MFD to a newer one that had a touch screen. As near as I can tell my old radar, gps and depth modules are not compatible with the newar MFD's Too bad, becuase I could probably afford to upgrade on piee at a time, but there is no way I could do it in one shot.


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#570907 - 05/15/18 10:34 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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And Garmin has recently stated they will be adding Active Captain to the Navionics app. Not sure if they will also add it to the Navionics chartplotter software.



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#571131 - 06/13/18 05:37 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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I am not really familiar with active caption. I've seen references to it in this site, but other than that I don't know anything about it.


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#571132 - 06/13/18 05:38 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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I am not really familiar with active caption. I've seen references to it in this site, but other than that I don't know anything about it.


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#571133 - 06/13/18 05:44 PM Re: iPad Navagation Apps [Re: MarkHB]  
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For the 15' pontoon boat, there really isn't any room to mount sonar or a chart plotter. I downloaded (Android) an app called "SonarPhone" and purchased a transducer from them. The transducer and electronics include a WIFI transmitter, so the depth and fish finder display can be displayed on the phone. It interfaces with the Navionics boating app if you like you can view a split screen with the carts and fish finder, or you can view the chart and it will display a digital readout of the depth. It's a decent solution for the pontoon boat.


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