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Old 10-20-2018, 04:26 PM   #81
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Really, how accurate do you need them to be.
They are meant as an "aid" to navigation, not a black out the windows and blindly go in with instruments only.
Yup. Keep my eye equally on the depth sounder when in skinny water!
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:49 PM   #82
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Most boaters cant drive their boat as accurately as a phone or tablet can show them where they are... augmented or not....
I have to give the helm to my wife. Mans gotta know his limitations
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:08 AM   #84
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Easting I noticed my wife keenly listening to the new chats about navigating. She’s already read this months BoatUS Magazine. In it there’s a question on the cover”what do women really want?” Lol. It’s about the helm. Haha. I think she’s gonna go for it. Or, maybe you just have to read the article.
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:05 PM   #85
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That’s why pairing a phone or tablet to something like a BadElf is a great idea.

BadElf has seemed pretty accurate, but is definitely slow to acquire enough satellites to satisfy it.

I use iSailor and AquaMap on the iPad. Between the two, I think I like AquaMap better. However, I don’t use the iPad as primary. Since I have good Raymarine MFDs, I see no reason to NOT use them as primary.
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:31 PM   #86
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Really, how accurate do you need them to be.
They are meant as an "aid" to navigation, not a black out the windows and blindly go in with instruments only.

I agree, however there are places around here when having an accurate GPS can be very helpful when going to through narrow channels with nasty rocks. These rocks are very accurately charted and an accurate GPS can do a much better job than I can at knowing where I am.

My older RM GPS antenna is accurate within 5m. The BadElf dongle claims accuracy “up to” 2.5m. There is a big difference between “up to 2.5” and “better than 5m accuracy”.

While I am not sure, I think that both of those are more accurate than an iPhone not connected to a cell network.
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