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Old 06-05-2018, 09:09 AM   #21
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I tried it out the other day. I was in my slip at Sunroad Marina and I put the starting way point at my slip and the finish way point at Catalina Island. It created a course line from the slip up the bay, through the channel, turned right (through all the kelp) and beelined for Catalina. I then manually moved the way points than ran through the kelp, farther west before turning on a direct course to Catalina. I thought it was neat! I then zoomed in close to follow the course line looking for shallow water and rocks. It works in Lighthouse charts as well!
I used it last year when it was first made available on IPAD and it came up with the same course and wanted me turn right through the kelp. I also adjusted that one area, and the rest of the course was fine. Overall, a good tool but use with caution.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:41 PM   #22
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And while we are on the subject...anyone have any idea as to why the depths shown on the Navionics app are so far off from the actual depths?? And yes, its set to feet.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:49 PM   #23
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I have found the Nav depths to be accurate at least in my area. Often verified by personally going in the water. I don’t use the shared data function, the chart gets too busy, for whatever that is worth.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:38 PM   #24
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Just an fyi, cmap considers the vessels length, width, and draft when auto routing.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:39 PM   #25
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We use AR as a general base line in lieu of multiple waypoint placement.

Once complete I go back an adjust the AR as needed.

Saves time on longer route planning
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:00 PM   #26
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It takes me about 30 seconds to manually and quickly lay down a route on Coastal Explorer. While Iím doing it I think about the possible hazards and current issues along the way and modify it accordingly. And Iím using Canadian Hyrdographic or NOAA charts, of which I am familiar, toggling back and forth between the Raster and ENCs.

I noticed that renewal prices for Navionics have gone up substantially since I first loaded it on my iPad. I found some serious transcription errors on the Navionics charts (a reef off Mayne Island, Georgia Strait) several years ago and just havenít trusted them since that time.

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I have found the Nav depths to be accurate at least in my area. ..........I donít use the shared data function, the chart gets too busy, for whatever that is worth.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:17 AM   #28
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“I found some serious transcription errors on the Navionics charts (a reef off Mayne Island, Georgia Strait) several years ago and just haven’t trusted them since that time.”

2 Thumbs Up On That!! I love the ease and simplicity of vector charts but I don’t go anywhere unfamiliar without NOAA paper or at least Nobletec (NOAA) Raster Charts on my IPad. I like the “Big Picture”
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Which conversion cord do you use between your iPad and the 19Ē display?
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It takes me about 30 seconds to manually and quickly lay down a route on Coastal Explorer. While Iím doing it I think about the possible hazards and current issues along the way and modify it accordingly. And Iím using Canadian Hyrdographic or NOAA charts, of which I am familiar, toggling back and forth between the Raster and ENCs.

I noticed that renewal prices for Navionics have gone up substantially since I first loaded it on my iPad. I found some serious transcription errors on the Navionics charts (a reef off Mayne Island, Georgia Strait) several years ago and just havenít trusted them since that time.

Jim
Please, please, for all of us that are out there boating with you, if you see a discrepancy on the chart update the chart where it's wrong using Community Edits so that others of us get that corrected data on our charts too. Here's some more info on Community Edits: https://www.navionics.com/usa/charts...ommunity-edits
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