Re: Navigation Software
- We use iNavx on our iPad as a planning aid to supplement our aging plotters.
The software works great. It is surprisingly responsive, more so than any laptop programs I've tried.
The Navionics for iPad charts are a fraction of the cost of the desktop version ($30 for a region rather than $300).
If you go this route, be sure to get an iPad with 3g. The wifi-only iPads do not have real GPS builtin: they interpolate based on nearby fixed wifi signals which isn't so effective at sea. Having said that, iNavx allows you to connect wirelessly to your ships NMEA data but requires some tech know-how.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been using The Cap'n software on my laptop for navigation since I bought KRISTY 3 years ago. One of my computers crashed and I've been unable to get support from the vendor for 2 months now. I just went on their users' forum and am discovering that they are notorious for not replying to support questions.
> I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy another navigation program, and am wondering what you are all using out there. I'd prefer to use a laptop-based program than a dedicated chart plotter, but could be talked into that if there just isn't a good laptop option out there.
> Thanks for your replies and advice.
> SM 243
> Currently Rodney Bay, St. Lucia