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I have been looking at added a multifunction chartplotter to my tiki 46 but have come across iNavX for the Ipad. It seems that you can get a DIGITAL YACHT IAIS WIRELESS AIS RECEIVER to multiplex all of the onboard nmea streams and to broadcast dual channel AIS direct to the ipad. iNavX uses Navionics charts.
I am thinking of going with raymarine instruments such as wind , depth / speed as the iNavX / Digital yacht wifi A.I.S accepts the seatalk interface and as i already have an ipad this setup seems fairly cost effective compared to a standalone chartplotter. Has anyone used this setup?
At some point i would also like to add an autopilot if the budget allows so any recommendations would be appreciated.
The electronic chart market seems quite mind boggling ( navionics, c-map, etc etc) so does anyone have any experience with the different brands, regarding scale,quality of the charts, usability what to avoid etc etc. Our current plan is to sail from cape town to st helena, then onto brasil then on up to Caribbean, so initially my interest is in the quality of charts for these area's.
Any info on real life use / reliability of the various manufacturers of marine instruments would be greatly appreciated.
We just take a cruise, Rio de Janeiro - Vitoria (Brazil) We use VHF / AIS Standard Horizon GSX2100 - very good. Radio and AIS together, $ 350.00. We were with a simple garmin 76CSx - Nemea connected to put the radio on the screen of all the vessels of the Brazilian coast in a radius from 0.5 to 10 miles, with direction, time (TCPA) and position (CPA - closest point to aproach) meeting!.
Brazilian Coast buzzing from tankers and supply boats. A great help AIS.
Free digital charts Brazilian Brazilian naval officers, here:
to view the navigation program seaclear.
P.S. Ipad have one app what you see the stars in update in any kind of sky. GPS combined with sky charts, amazing, I don't see but who see talk a lot about benefits..
That's what I have, Rogerio. Xlnt! I got the Standard Horizon Smart GPS to hook up to the GS2100-- It's the puck on the corner of the cabin roof here:
Kim do you have a MMSI number?
You know http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ ?
He in Brazil, the MMSI number call SMM (Maritime Mobile Service), and if I wanna one, I need buy one radio certified from ANATEL (brazilian telecomunications agency) but just some brands have this certified (standard horizon not), because have one big tax to pay...Brazil is emergent country, but burocratics a lot of thinks...
Yeah I know, because this my radio don't have number yet...maybe I register my radio in USA...hahah...when distress US guard cost will be crazy..."where this guy in Brazil???? Leave he alone..."
Joke...I will be register my radio when TikiRio is in water.