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Boating with an iPad/iPhone

Posted by Admin on 2013-03-12 22:29:46 ADT

Here is a list of the apps and equipment discussed in the presentation given on January 30th, 2013.

Boating with your iPad/iPhone&br;Presented by Alan Uren, Halifax Power and Sail Squadron on January 30th, 2013 Hosted by Armdale Yacht Club.

The following is a list of the apps and equipment mentioned during the presentation. This is by no means a complete list:


  • Compass (standard on iPad)
  • Hand Bearing Compass
  • Sail Master
  • iNavX Marine Navigation
  • RayControl (app for Raymarine chartplotters)
  • Bad Elf GPS 1000 (to add GPS to older iPads and iPod touches)
  • iSailor
  • Tack Pad
  • SailTimer and SailTimer Wine Vane
  • AstroNav
  • StarMap

Marine Traffic

  • Digital Yacht (iAIS - wireless AIS Receiver)


  • Windguru
  • PredictWind
  • iHurricane HD


  • iBooks (free download)
  • TurboScan
  • Boating Suite
  • Boaters Pocket Reference
  • Grog Knots
  • WhatKnot
  • Nav Rules Pro
  • Ship Captain’s Medical Guide
  • French
  • Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual (expensive, but it is Nigel Calder)


  • Movies, TV
  • Podcasts
  • iPhoto and iMovie
  • Social network - Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Music - iTunes
  • Books and audiobooks
  • Bluetooth speakers


  • Power - Blue Sea Dual USB Charger, PowerPot, solar chargers, etc.
  • Finance - banks, budget, taxes
  • iWork - Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • Bluetooth - keyboard and printer
  • Potential Drawbacks
  • damage or loss - numerous protective cases - Applecare+ - find my idevice
  • backup - iCloud (instant syncing with iPhone and MacBook)
  • bright sunlight - use Polaroid sunglasses and rotate iPad screen 90 degrees
  • Wirie AP - wireless wifi booster antennae -

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