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I'm looking for a GPS/navigation app for an android based phone,anyone have any recommendations on these?

We are going to the Fla Keys at the end of the month,and just want something to help us get back to our base there in case we loose track in unfamiliar waters with lots of little mangrove islands in the area.I will have a paper chart to refer to as I found out the chart plotter on my other boat is no replacement,but a nice supplement to paper charts.

We are going to be using a 22'sailboat that comes with our accommodations,so that's why I'm not buying anything big deal,just an app.

Old days,I wouldn't worry about it,but oh well.....probably won't need it,but Debbie likes new apps!!! :wink: :roll: 8)

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upspirate wrote:I'm looking for a GPS/navigation app for an android based phone,anyone have any recommendations on these?

We are going to the Fla Keys at the end of the month,and just want something to help us get back to our base there in case we loose track in unfamiliar waters with lots of little mangrove islands in the area.I will have a paper chart to refer to as I found out the chart plotter on my other boat is no replacement,but a nice supplement to paper charts.

We are going to be using a 22'sailboat that comes with our accommodations,so that's why I'm not buying anything big deal,just an app.

Old days,I wouldn't worry about it,but oh well.....probably won't need it,but Debbie likes new apps!!! :wink: :roll: 8)

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warren
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Yea,Debbie's has that and loves it,but I wanted a marine app with chart info

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:lol: so it don't work in water or at least have charts never tried it. :roll:
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Yep,I want islands,depth,obstructions,track info etc. :) :wink: 8)

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Warren;

I have been using the Navionics App for the iPhone and it is fantastic (once you click on the 'this is worthless for navigation' button : ). I belive they have one for Android.

http://www.navionics.com/MobileMarineFe ... pe=Android

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garmen has an app for your phone should have all kinds of navagation but not sure about coastal charts you could probably find out about it on the web

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It sounds like you need a skipper. :roll: Seriously, why don't you get one of these new "do hickees". :P
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Grand Chillin wrote:It sounds like you need a skipper. :roll: Seriously, why don't you get one of these new "do hickees". :P
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Grand Chillin wrote:It sounds like you need a skipper. :roll: Seriously, why don't you get one of these new "do hickees". :P
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That particular sextant costs more than the handheld GPS I'm trying to avoid purchasing.....not to mention the other reasons it won't work for an afternoon outing!!! :wink: :roll:

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it won't work for an afternoon outing!!!
Navigation made easy,,,, For an afternoon outing just apply your water or beer bottles on the top of the water and then you can follow them back picking them up on the way back to the dock. Sometimes things are just too simple, you know. :wink: :roll: 8)

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Oyster wrote:
it won't work for an afternoon outing!!!
Navigation made easy,,,, For an afternoon outing just apply your water or beer bottles on the top of the water and then you can follow them back picking them up on the way back to the dock. Sometimes things are just too simple, you know. :wink: :roll: 8)

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I never tried that! I did try the old bread crumb trick,but the damn fish ate them!!! :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:

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I have Memory Map for my iPhone . It seems to have all the charts for the country on it. It was a bit pricey. I think it was about $35. Just google "Memory Map".
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If you go to the Android Market through the phone, there is a slew of Navionics gps maps based on regions. They are 13.95 each, though, which is steep for typical apps, but I would guess they are pretty useful. Here's their website: http://navionics.com/

I also see BoatUS, free, which looks kinda cool. Text or email your gps location to other boaters, share anchorage info for favorite spots, show your boats near shore location on google maps, displays latitude and longitude even when out of cell range, call for a tow in an emergency, and lots of other things you may find interesting. Hope it helps.
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Thanks for the info guys....I'm putting my in-house amateur IT on it with your recommendations!! :wink:

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