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    boynton beach, fl
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    Sailing, diving, Spearfishing, hiking

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  1. When we were cruising in St. Martin we heard that the entry into Simpson Bay could be pretty hairy.... check out the chart and the number of shipwrecks here! Apparently this area is known for piling up sailboats. So we followed some advice of a seasoned local sailor and followed a charter captain in. When we followed him in we turned on our tracking in Navionics so that our trip was tracked. We could easily follow the track in and out from then on! To track your trip in Navionics just open your Navionics app and click Start at the bottom. A yellow line will be created on the chart that marks where you've been. You can save this track and follow it again later. Very useful in sketchy areas!
  2. Fellow South Florida Sailors- we have the opportunity to help remap South Florida waters after Irma. As we all know, there was a lot of shifting of sand during the storm so the charts need to be updated now. We can now join Navionics and NOAA to remap South Florida waterways after Hurricane Irma. #RemapSouthFL Link: https://www.navionics.com/usa/lp/remap-south-florida/I'll be joining! Who's with me?
  3. Marina Hemingway, CUBA

    I know that Addison Chen just sailed through much of Cuba collecting SonarChart data that is now incorporated in the Navionics charts. You can check the online charts on their website. This link should go to Marina Hemingway: https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#boating@13&key=}n|kChcpvN And here is the screenshot... lots of contour lines so this should help a little...
  4. Navigation App for Amazon Fire?

    Good to know RLmike. Thanks for the info
  5. CHS charts available in PDF?

    Agreed. Navionics in Canada are really good. In fact, almost every location I've ever used them they are pretty spot on. The couple of places that they were off I just took advantage of Community Edits, which lets you make a note on the chart for it to be updated. Not to mention that if you ever wonder what chart data is available in a certain location, you can just use the web charts at http://webapp.navionics.com to check what data is available there. You can also just download the app. It comes with a 2 week free trial.
  6. Navigation App for Amazon Fire?

    Any Android system should be able to download the Navionics app from the Google Play store.
  7. Slightly Obscure But Very Helpful

    Wow! some great tips (and some really funny comments!) . keep 'em coming! A tip that I discovered is that if you purchase a Navionics chip for navigation in your chartplotter be sure to register it as soon as possible after purchasing because it will allow you to get free updates for a year. Another tip, maybe not hugely obscure but was really useful for us was to use an anchor chain instead of anchor line. It helps a ton with staying put in high winds.
  8. Give us all some tips that we may not know... sailing, navigating, mooring, docking.... something that is good for us all to have in our back pockets but are unlikely to run across somewhere else.
  9. Christmas gift ideas?

    What are some ideas for Christmas gifts for sailors? Give us some ideas that are for higher budgets (couple hundred dollars or higher) and something for people with lower budgets. Higher budget: Chartplotter Bundle (chartplotter + Navionics+ chip). Many chartplotters come as a bundle with a Nav+ chip (Lowrance, Raymarine, Humminbird and more) Price range a few hundred dollars and up. Advantage: save hundreds of dollars by bundling Lower budget: Navionics app for phone or tablet. Price range $9.99 - ~$60 I suggest these because I have used them a LOT and love them. Give us some gift ideas that you've used and loved.
  10. Updates to charts in the Bahamas?

    Thanks for the info! Anybody know any places in particular that may have changed?
  11. Is anyone aware of any "new" things in the Bahamas from the last year or two? New Marinas, changes to channels etc. Anything that might be reflected in a chart change? Thanks everyone!
  12. Best Navigation App for GPS enabled ipad

    Navionics. You get the same charts as a chart plotter, very high definition and with a Navionics plus subscription to even get the 1' contours (called Sonarchart). You can easily add Way points, create routes, share way points and routes, plan routes, save your track, estimate arrival times and so much more. Check out more info here: https://www.navionics.com/usa/apps/navionics-boating
  13. I have had a lot of people ask me how to update their chart on their Navionics chip but when I ask them if they registered the chip when they purchased it they almost always say no. That totally sucks because if you register your chip within 30 days you get a whole year of updates for free. You can update your chart every day if you want to for a whole year (this feature is called Freshest Data). Then after the year is up it's a discounted rate to renew freshest data. Moral of the story? Be sure to register your Navionics chip when you purchase it so that you get free chart updates. For more information on how to register your chart check this out: https://navionics.secure.force.com/kb/articles/en_US/Knowledge_Article/How-To-Register-And-Update-Your-Chip And for a how to video on registering and updating your chip check out the video my friend Tyler did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCufeb0eF8I
  14. Hazards to Navigation Galveston Bay

    I understand you didnt have a GPS onboard but if you had your phone with you you could have been using the Navionics app (even without cell reception or wifi) . And if you run across something that is not marked on the chart you can mark it yourself for everyone to see using Community Edits. To get the app may go to the Google store or Apple store and search for Navionics Boating. Then download the area youre boating in. To add a market to the chart that everyone can see using Community Edits click on the spot on the chart, click the question mark that pops up and click Edit. Let me know if you have questions. This had been a nice help to us in various parts of the world. Especially useful to always have Navionics on your phone... You'll always have a GPS and nautical chart.
  15. Info for Lawrence Elite owners- If you have a Lowrance Elite TI (V3.0) be sure to download the new software. They now allow Plotter sync and Advanced Map options so all the Elite models are aligned. The only exception is the Elite Ti 5 are not NEMA capable. http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Software-Updates/Elite-Ti-Software-Upgrade-v-30/ Plotter Sync lets you sync your waypoints/routes between your chart plotter and your Navionics app (super helpful when you want to plan routes from your couch and then have them ready to go on your plotter the morning you leave to go sailing!) And Advanced Map options lets you customize your chart to your own preferences like defining the shallow depths to mark on your chart, how detailed the contour lines should be and lots more (https://www.navionics.com/usa/charts/features/advanced-map-options)