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Old 08-20-2017, 07:38 AM
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My Simrad's compass is defective!! Ugh. The marina says replacing the Simrad's internal compass is $1K. I am thinking there must be some great navigational Apps instead? Anyone recommend one for me?
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Get a GPS chart plotter
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:12 AM
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Boating HD by Navionics, but I wouldn't use it as my primary form of navigation.... buy a new MFD
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I like Garmin Bluechart as a back up or to have when I'm not on my boat.
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I have Navionics on the phone, and bluechart on the new plotter. If it wasn't for the Navionics, i'd be in a world of hurt last week on the gulf side of the keys. It's not that bluechart had errors, just had lots of missing depth info.
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Does the Navionics work without phone service?
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Does the Navionics work without phone service?
yes, you choose what area you will be in and the maps save to your phone
Old 08-20-2017, 09:39 AM
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Yes, the boating app is great. I use it a lot doing my homework as well as an additional navigational tool on the boat. Being that your phone is a cellular activated phone, it has gps and will work outside of cell range.
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I use the Navionics boating app in the gulf all the time. It's been great. You can always check the chart data by going to Webapp.Navionics.Com. And zoom into the location you're interested in.

Another thing I love about the Navionics Boating App is that I can hook up the Vexilar TBox (with transducer) so I have live depth data right on my phone.
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Navionics app connected with Bad Elf Bluetooth GPS receiver works excellent; however, this is a back up and to have access to my points if I'm on a friends boat. You should really replace your mfd.
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Navionics Boating HD with USA maps, but MAKE SURE you download the maps for offline use prior to heading out

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