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Old 04-28-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Good Nav Program for IPad

Looking for a GOOD navigation program for iPad that will do the following, if it exists:

Has and up to date map, Garmin, Navionics or similar.

Has a way to easily enter wpts for a route to a destination.
Will give dynamic time to each point and to destination, so I can determine an ETA.

Shouldn't be have but I can believe I can't find one.

Garmin Blue charts with Active Captain is great, but no ETAs and routes are a bit awkward.

Thanks.
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I have been very happy with Navionics on my ipad. My primary chart plotter is a PC running Coastal Explorer, but I have my iPad running Navionics mounted at my helm and use it every day. Its Auto routing feature is excellent but it is also very easy to create a route and modify a route.
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I have tried a few and had Navionics for a while, but it is clumsy to use. The GUI keeps dropping me into a info screen and away from the map. The hands down winner for me was iSailor.
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I have tried a few and had Navionics for a while, but it is clumsy to use. The GUI keeps dropping me into a info screen and away from the map. The hands down winner for me was iSailor.
How long ago was that? I am using it every day, and am very impressed. I have never seen that problem. It is easy to use and has proven to be very reliable. Been using it as a back up chartplotter for more than 2 years (10-12,000 nautical miles) and I have given seminars for SAIL and Passagemaker, on navigating the ICW. This is one of the tools I recommend.
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[QUOTE=Tom.B;548298] The hands down winner for me was iSailor.[/QUOTE

Ditto on iSailor with one major complaint. One can't have courses displayed in Magnetic. Only True North.
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The hands down winner for me was iSailor.[/QUOTE

Ditto on iSailor with one major complaint. One can't have courses displayed in Magnetic. Only True North.
Why would you want them displayed in magnetic?

Just curious.
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Looking for a GOOD navigation program for iPad that will do the following, if it exists:

Has and up to date map, Garmin, Navionics or similar.

Has a way to easily enter wpts for a route to a destination.
Will give dynamic time to each point and to destination, so I can determine an ETA.

Shouldn't be have but I can believe I can't find one.

Garmin Blue charts with Active Captain is great, but no ETAs and routes are a bit awkward.

Thanks.
By "dynamic time" do you mean real time as you are following the route?

Or you create the route/waypoint and tell it your guesstimated speed and it gives you an estimated eta?
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[QUOTE=Capt.Bill11;548308][QUOTE=dwhatty;548302]

Why would you want them displayed in magnetic?

Now I'm curious...Why wouldn't you want the course displayed in magnetic?
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We use Navionics now for 2 years, for us easiest to use. Especially up north for currents and tides. Auto route is great and real time tracking while underway is a great feature.
It is now our primary chart/route plotter and the RayMarine is our backup.
Best part is the ability to plan next days trip anywhere on the boat.
I think it costs $50 a year for all the charts needed for the entire west coast.
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How long ago was that? I am using it every day, and am very impressed. I have never seen that problem. It is easy to use and has proven to be very reliable. Been using it as a back up chartplotter for more than 2 years (10-12,000 nautical miles) and I have given seminars for SAIL and Passagemaker, on navigating the ICW. This is one of the tools I recommend.


Every time I use it, I manage to hit one of the three buttons on the ends of the crosshairs while panning around or zooming. It drives me nuts.
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The hands down winner for me was iSailor.
+1 for iSailor. Way easy to use.

It shows the estimated times for each leg based on the cruise speed you put in the table for your boat. Then I just do an easy head-estimate adjustment based on my speed over the bottom vs. my basic cruise speed. or you could just change the cruise speed in the table if you don't want to do head math.

In Puget Sound, I'm always faster or slower than average due to significant tidal currents. iSailor has a good tide/currents table too. Makes planning the next days transits easy.

Way easy to adjust tracks on the fly too. i'm using an iPad with a GPS/Glonass puck, good enough to know which end of the boat its on.
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Why would you want them displayed in magnetic?

Now I'm curious...Why wouldn't you want the course displayed in magnetic?
Thanks to GPS most people don't navigate by a compass anymore. And since courses are plotted in true in most cases, why not have them displayed in true?

"Note, that the actual course lines the navigator draws in the chart are always true courses! These can subsequently be labeled with the true course or the corresponding magnetic or compass course if appropriate."

Personally I set all my displays to show true degrees if I can.

Chart kits like the Explorer kits for the Bahamas show plotted courses in true.
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By "dynamic time" do you mean real time as you are following the route?

Or you create the route/waypoint and tell it your guesstimated speed and it gives you an estimated eta?

Capt Bill,

Real time, just like it give you position and speed real time as we move along. Would be easy to give ETA. We should be able to enter a guestimated speed too, perhaps for no wake zones (if we know of them).
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Thanks to GPS most people don't navigate by a compass anymore. And since courses are plotted in true in most cases, why not have them displayed in true?

"Note, that the actual course lines the navigator draws in the chart are always true courses! These can subsequently be labeled with the true course or the corresponding magnetic or compass course if appropriate."

Personally I set all my displays to show true degrees if I can.

Chart kits like the Explorer kits for the Bahamas show plotted courses in true.
I'm a die hard magnetic guy. For any local cursing in the continental US, lower Canada and Carribean ALL my courses charts, plotters, courses, and compass are magnetic. I could totally do without true. No need for true in this day an age.

What is it that you like about true? And what courses are you getting off a chart in true that you really need?
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I'm a die hard magnetic guy. For any local cursing in the continental US, lower Canada and Carribean ALL my courses charts, plotters, courses, and compass are magnetic. I could totally do without true. No need for true in this day an age.

What is it that you like about true? And what courses are you getting off a chart in true that you really need?
To each his own.

But true is what you plot on a chart. So why would you want to convert?

Magnetic North can and does move. True doesn't.

There is no need for magnetic in this day and age.

https://books.google.com/books?id=qN...egrees&f=false
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