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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: Navionics app for iphone Reply with quote

Does anybody use the Navionics app on your iphone? If so, are you pleased with it?

Thanks for the feedback,
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:16 am    Post subject: iPhone Navtronics Reply with quote

I use on IPad same platform. Works fine but, have preferred Garmin Blue Tooth which they no longer support want to keep on own equipmentbi guess.
Did you hear Garmin Nav on aircraft was hacked last week disabled all aircraft with Garmin Nav systems. Has been restored. Source AV Web. Suspected Russians asking $10 m ransom. Are boats next or to small a market?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I primarily use the app on my iPad but since Navionics allows use on more than one device I also have it loaded on my iPhone SE. I am very happy with the app, especially on my iPad. I donít use the phone for navigational purposes because the screen on the SE is so small, but i do use it when Iím just puttering in a chair someplace and want something to do. The phone provides me with all the research and functionality of the app so I can look at various cruising grounds, marina/anchorage reviews, plan a route, etc. So itís a great way to pass time at an airport, doctorís office, in-lawís house, etc.... or if on a road trip and you are curious about a waterway youíre passing by. With that said, itís also nice to know I have a backup navigational device available if my iPad should fail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answers, guys. Iím looking at it for a backup to my Garmin system, which Iím having problems with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use Navionics on the I pad (although it is also on the I phone, I rarely use it there. The charts on our RayMarine plotters also have Navionics chips.

I also use the I pad (or occasionally I phone) for planning trips routing.

There is another alternative and that is Aqua Maps. Aqua Map has Active Captain on it. There Is some licensing changes going on, and I am not sure where it will lead with Active Captain. But so far it has been still working fine.

I compared the Navionics and Aqua Map for Bodega Bay, and surrounding area. The data and information seem comparable.

If the Garmin is giving trouble, and an older unit, I would suggest that you watch for sales, and update with a new Garmin. The newer units have some very nice features. They update faster, and receive the US GPS system and GLONASS (Russian system) with slightly better accuracy.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: iPhone Navtronics Reply with quote

Baxter wrote:
I use on IPad same platform. Works fine but, have preferred Garmin Blue Tooth which they no longer support want to keep on own equipmentbi guess.


It isn't Garmin "Bluetooth," it WAS Garmin Blue Chart, and you are correct, it is discontinued. We navigated most of the Great Loop in 2017 using Garmin Blue Chart, I think Jonathan Arthur turned us on to it in Melbourne Beach, FL. It will never be updated, and I think they have shut off the connection for Active Captain as well. But I still have all the charts from our original purchase, and it still works.

I have three nav apps on my iPad: Garmin Blue Chart, Navionics, and AquaMap. Dr. Bob is correct, AquaMap recently changed its business model. When I got AquaMap, I paid for the app, and chart updates were free for life. That still works. Same with Navionics, I have U.S. & Canada HD, for which I paid for the app and can download charts for free. They keep trying to switch me to the Navionics Boating app, which is subscription based, but I see no reason at all to do that.

But for me, AquaMap is the cat's meow, I would probably use it even if I had to pay for the chart regions on a subscription basis. It has Active Captain and Waterway Guides. It has a ton of features I will never use because I do not a WiFi system on board, but it can monitor all your systems, play Yankee Doodle Dandy, and cook you breakfast (not really, but you know what I mean). The iPad mount is just to the left of the helm on the bottom of the radio rack (custom built by David McKibben, it is attached to the bottom of the chart rack).

I also have AquaMap on my iPhone SE, but as noted, the screen is really too small. It would be better than nothing in a pinch!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info, Thanks. Iím sure using it on my ipad would be a much better option than the phone.

Dr. Bobómy Garmin unit is the Echomap CV, which we installed less than two years ago. It replaced a 14 year old Raymarine unit. The Garmin has worked fine until recently, when it began to turn off at regular intervals, especially when running in bumpy water. It always powers back up when I turn it on again, but will often go off in a matter of minutes. Frustrating while salmon fishing and also dangerous when several miles offshore of Bodega Bay.

I assumed there was a loose connection somewhere, so I cleaned and reconnected connections on both batteries, behind the unit, at the fuse box, and at one of the breakers. Checked the fuse. Still having the problem. I imagine there is an interruption in voltage somewhere at some point, which is causing the problem. I am not an electrician by any stretch of the imagination, but my son-in-law, who installed the unit, is. Before I go to the hassle of hauling the boat out of the marina in the middle of salmon season and taking it to my son-in-law or a marine mechanic, any suggestions for a procedure I should follow? I should mention the boat has been in the Spud Point Marina at Bodega Bay for over 15 years.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gallen wrote:
Great info, Thanks. Iím sure using it on my ipad would be a much better option than the phone.

Dr. Bobómy Garmin unit is the Echomap CV, which we installed less than two years ago. It replaced a 14 year old Raymarine unit. The Garmin has worked fine until recently, when it began to turn off at regular intervals, especially when running in bumpy water. It always powers back up when I turn it on again, but will often go off in a matter of minutes. Frustrating while salmon fishing and also dangerous when several miles offshore of Bodega Bay.

I assumed there was a loose connection somewhere, so I cleaned and reconnected connections on both batteries, behind the unit, at the fuse box, and at one of the breakers. Checked the fuse. Still having the problem. I imagine there is an interruption in voltage somewhere at some point, which is causing the problem. I am not an electrician by any stretch of the imagination, but my son-in-law, who installed the unit, is. Before I go to the hassle of hauling the boat out of the marina in the middle of salmon season and taking it to my son-in-law or a marine mechanic, any suggestions for a procedure I should follow? I should mention the boat has been in the Spud Point Marina at Bodega Bay for over 15 years.

Thanks.


On thing that you can do fairly easily and cheaply is to hardwire it directly to a portable 12V battery. If the problem persists - it's in the unit, if it goes away, it's someplace between the unit and the battery in the boat.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take the same tack that Roger suggests--you might just use the engine start or house battery and run an extra set of wires from the battery to the unit. I suspect that there is a corroded connection or some issue somewhere along the way. The Echo Map CV series is a good unit. I bought one for my Son's C Dory 25 about 4 years ago, and it is still working very well. There are ways of voltage logging, but it never hurts to have redundancy (both positive and ground wires).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Thanks for the comments. The expertise of this group is a great resource.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gallen wrote:
Great info, Thanks. Iím sure using it on my ipad would be a much better option than the phone.

Dr. Bobómy Garmin unit is the Echomap CV, which we installed less than two years ago. It replaced a 14 year old Raymarine unit. The Garmin has worked fine until recently, when it began to turn off at regular intervals, especially when running in bumpy water. It always powers back up when I turn it on again, but will often go off in a matter of minutes. Frustrating while salmon fishing and also dangerous when several miles offshore of Bodega Bay.

I assumed there was a loose connection somewhere, so I cleaned and reconnected connections on both batteries, behind the unit, at the fuse box, and at one of the breakers. Checked the fuse. Still having the problem. I imagine there is an interruption in voltage somewhere at some point, which is causing the problem. I am not an electrician by any stretch of the imagination, but my son-in-law, who installed the unit, is. Before I go to the hassle of hauling the boat out of the marina in the middle of salmon season and taking it to my son-in-law or a marine mechanic, any suggestions for a procedure I should follow? I should mention the boat has been in the Spud Point Marina at Bodega Bay for over 15 years.

Thanks.


There was a software update to address this issue a while back.
Did this appear after a update? I have had that happen. If you haven't I would up load the latest garmin update 4-28-2020 or so @ https://www8.garmin.com/support/software/marine.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used the Navionics app for years on my iPhone and love it. Only challenge is the small screen and my increasingly poor vision
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use Navionics and love it. We also donít mind the subscription model, they update the charts all the time.

Is it possible your Garmin has a firmware update available? Itís different than a software update. I would try updating to the latest versions of software and firmware. Hopefully that will do the trick.
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