Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

From VHF Calling to PFD's (Buoyancy Aids & Lifejackets)
Help, Advice and Discussions....
User avatar
Martin
Supporting Member
Posts: 3952
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 13:05
Boat Make: F-Rib 3.75 - Special
Outboard: Suzuki Smoker DT9 (1978) , Suzuki DF20 efi
MMSI Number: 123456789
Location: Huddersfield - West Yorksire
Has thanked: 796 times
Been thanked: 358 times
Contact:

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by Martin » 11 May 2017, 23:25

DaveRolph wrote:I was not sure if it was better to start a new thread or continue with an old one (I am sure Martin will be along soon with some advice).

The question is does the Navionics give everything I need :-

I was to be able to track my movements, see water depth and be able to navigate "Back to Home Port", how much do I really need to spend to get all this in one app ?

Thanks in advance
I use the paid for navionics app on my ipad Dave, I link it to my wireless fish finding set up sometimes .. The transducer pick up is a bit dopey as i get going, it worked better on the Honwave than it does on the frib.. maybe time for change. :thud
Have a read, see if it's suitable for you [Here's the link]
F-RibsAndSibs.Com.... :whistle
Because it's a big old WWworld out there :mrgreen:

User avatar
DaveRolph
Active Member
Posts: 95
Joined: 18 Apr 2017, 12:18
Boat Make: F-Rib 360
Outboard: Suzuki DF15AS
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 16 times
Contact:

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by DaveRolph » 12 May 2017, 07:00

Still confused by the cost of the Navionics but it looks good.

For now I will try Embark, thanks Paul.

Embark as its more in my price range (I am just about broke now).

chris moody
Supporting Member
Posts: 1455
Joined: 24 Mar 2015, 12:19
Boat Make: Honwave T32IE
Outboard: Tohatsu 9.8
MMSI Number: 235900806
Location: Davetry & Porchester
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 163 times
Contact:

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by chris moody » 12 May 2017, 08:42

If you are on Android "MX Mariner" is a cheaper chartplotter option, and on iOS there is "iSailor".

When you say see water depth do you mean look at the charted depths and drying heights on the chart, or see the actual depth underneath your boat using a transducer?
Chris Moody

Tiny Tigga - Honwave T32IE with launch wheels Honda 2hp 4 stroke air cooled & Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke
Tigga 2 - Ribcraft 4.8 Honda BF50
http://twitter.com/aslmarine

User avatar
DaveRolph
Active Member
Posts: 95
Joined: 18 Apr 2017, 12:18
Boat Make: F-Rib 360
Outboard: Suzuki DF15AS
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 16 times
Contact:

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by DaveRolph » 12 May 2017, 09:02

Thanks Chris, I have downloaded iSailor.

I just mean chartered depths, I have always used TidePlanner for tide times and I can't afford anything more than that right now, cheers.

chris moody
Supporting Member
Posts: 1455
Joined: 24 Mar 2015, 12:19
Boat Make: Honwave T32IE
Outboard: Tohatsu 9.8
MMSI Number: 235900806
Location: Davetry & Porchester
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 163 times
Contact:

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by chris moody » 12 May 2017, 19:24

Tides planner is my preferred app for ride heights and streams
Chris Moody

Tiny Tigga - Honwave T32IE with launch wheels Honda 2hp 4 stroke air cooled & Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke
Tigga 2 - Ribcraft 4.8 Honda BF50
http://twitter.com/aslmarine

User avatar
Redlinebuzz
Active Member
Posts: 83
Joined: 11 Nov 2016, 16:22
Boat Make: Mercury 415 HD
Outboard: Johnson 15hp(9.9)
Mariner 3.5
MMSI Number: 10
Location: Renfrewshire
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Useful Apps (tablet or smartphone) for Sibbers

Post by Redlinebuzz » 15 Jul 2017, 19:39

Windy, weather app, seems pretty accurate so far, does tides, wind, ect.

Post Reply

Return to “Safety Devices, Equipment & Instruction”