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Old 19 May 2016, 12:44   #1
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iPad Plotter/AIS - Again

I know this has been talked about before but I've been messing about with my iPad which I seem to be using less and less. The plan is to have it as a back up or on the cabin wall it's a SIM card iPad with no sim installed at present.

First thing was the Navionics app (quite expensive) which allows you to plan at home, even auto route.

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Ram mount which was prob 35 + p&p from ram mounts.

Downloaded an AIS app, but there are so many out there now I'll have to read up on a few. Prob download a few and test on the water.

Overall I'm quite happy, prob no good for a smaller rib but an iPad mini might be?

Who else has tried this?

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Old 19 May 2016, 12:50   #2
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Don't you need an internet connection for the ais app to work?


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Whisper, not sure about the Ipad, but certainly my phone is impossible (not just hard but totally impossible) to read in landscape orientation if you have polarised sunglasses on (I guess the polarisation on the lenses is not always in the same plane, so some glasses may be worse in portrait). Something to consider when mounting it.
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I use an ipad mini with Navionics. Waterproof case and velcro mount to the dash. Works really well, and I can see it with polaroids when in landscape. No experience of AIS.
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Don't you need an internet connection for the ais app to work?


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Whisper, not sure about the Ipad, but certainly my phone is impossible (not just hard but totally impossible) to read in landscape orientation if you have polarised sunglasses on (I guess the polarisation on the lenses is not always in the same plane, so some glasses may be worse in portrait). Something to consider when mounting it.

I was more worried about the sun reflection from the glass screen. You can't use a full screen protector with this case as it seals to the glass, but I don't see why I couldn't cut one down if I find a anti reflection screen protector


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I use an ipad mini with Navionics. Waterproof case and velcro mount to the dash. Works really well, and I can see it with polaroids when in landscape. No experience of AIS.

Cool glad I'm not wasting my time


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iPad Plotter/AIS - Again

Someone also just told me that this app is really good and also you can overlay AIS, maps look cheaper than Navionics too but think you have to pay for the AIS bit too...

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So I've been thinking about this. GPS on tablets is helped by phone signals as the gps on them is weak. And clearly at sea you lose signal

This https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod109827.html

Seems to be the solution to that connects by Bluetooth to it
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But more kit not designed to get wet on an open boat that gets wet...... All good then lol
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