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Offline Wes

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Favorite iPhone sailing apps
« on: March 07, 2011, 07:31:39 AM »
Here are mine - let me know about yours too. Couldn't live without:

WINDFINDER PRO. Choose your favorite local sailing area(s), and get an hour by hour log of measured wind speed and direction, hourly wind and weather forecast for the next two days, and even a satellite photo of the measuring station. If you have a highway trip ahead of you to get to the water (like I do, in central NC) this is an awesome time saver. Basic version is free; pro version is $1.99 (recommended for the extra features, and no ads).

RADARSCOPE. This one is too cool for school. Choose your local NEXRAD radar station and see live, unfiltered radar sweeps in a variety of formats. The ultimate toy for serious weather geeks. Unbelieveably useful for judging whether a storm is heading your way, or will likely miss you. Amaze your onboard guests by saying things like "this rain will be over in about seven minutes." Expensive, as iphone apps go, at $9.99 but you get what you pay for. Hey, does West Marine sell ANYTHING for $9.99?

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Offline Greene

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Re: Favorite iPhone sailing apps
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 04:58:50 PM »
It looks like us Com-Pac'ers are too cheap to own an iPhone.  I Googled iPhone Marine Apps and was really impressed by all the apps available.  Wind, weather, navigation, anchor alarms, Kindle e-reader, Boater's Pocket Reference, Chart #1 quick reference, language translators, and many more.   If you combine all these neat toys with an iPad you'd really have something.  By the time I played with all these neat apps I wouldn't get any sailing done.   

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