12 inch or larger touch screen, chart and built in gps plotter

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  1. 05bill

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    Maybe its me, but the more I look the more I get confused. Does some one produce and sell a reasonably priced touch screen chart plotter with built in gps , 12 inches or bigger, don't need radar, depth, and whatever else ?

    Prices are crazy, and the nomenclature just simply confuses me.

    Thanks,

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    How about an iPad with Nav software. I use it occasionally and really like Navionics.

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    Plus 1 on the IPad. Can run Navionics or Nobletec. / Vector or raster charts. The only downside is it is not waterproof.
     
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    I have a 12" Simrad plotter and my small 9" Ipad. Hands down I use the Ipad 99% of the time, the Simrad is my back-up. The user interface and the speed of the Ipad with the Navionics as bad ass.

    I've been thinking about trying out the Nobeltec app just because I prefer the raster charts, but no complaints about Navionics at all.
     
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    You guys are great, that is what I am looking at a, Tablet ! Unfortunately the marine chart plotter manufacturers have not taken this opportunity.

    I have a protected area and the resolution on the tablets are good enough , and yes I have the Navionics on the phone it works great.

    Probably an I Pad 10 inch.

    Bill
     
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    Best part about the Ipad is you can take it home and plot a course or mess around with destinations while you're sitting on the couch drinking a beer!
     
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    picture with the mount.
     

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    I have a Sitex Auto Pilot that my Garmin pushes the usual waypoint info to via the normal nmea0183 hard wired connection from the Garmin to the Auto Pilot The Garmin (16 years old) s**t the bed. My Nobletec Time Zero on the IPad will push waypoint info wirelessly (I believe). Any thoughts on connecting the Sitex and IPad with a Multiplexer?
    I think that I will also post this in the electronics section.
     
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    Fortier, how seemless is the Nobletec app as far as navigating and moving around the chart. I know the Navionics is super fast and the refresh rate is awesome, is the Nobletec about the same?
     
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    I use Nobletec on the IPad and Navionics on the IPhone. Speed is great on both. I would say about the same as I never noticed a speed issue on either? Moving around the chart is pretty much seamless. Love the Nobletec and raster charts. Just old fashioned I guess.
     
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    That's exactly what I wanted to hear, I love the raster charts too. I'll download the Nobletec when I get home and give it a shot!
     
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    I think that you will be happy with Nobletec. I am ready to push the button to order a new Garmin but with the IPad and Nobletec I am just not sure why.
     
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    What’s better than that? Pretty hard to beat.
     
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    Just about every display comes with a built in GPS. Most come with other built in features as well, suck as RADAR and depth sounder. It's really a case of the display has the ability to interface with other equipment, and the display can simply display the data. If you don't hook up the transducer, the depth function doesn't function, same holds true with a radome. It's really not that complicated.
     
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    Can you have the navionics app on the iPad show your tracks?
     
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    I used the Navionics app on a tablet to go to Newport and return. Outstanding, I am selling all my stock in companies who manufacture chart plotters !!!!

    Its amazing its capability. I intend to buy a better tablet and use it for navigation and use the Raymarine that is installed for radar when needed .

    Chart plotter manufacturers must be very worried.

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    Thanks. I use the app on my iPhone a lot. Do you by chance know if the same feature can be used on an iPhone? I couldn't find that same category on my app.

    Sorry to derail the thread, but I think the navionics app is the best thing ever
     
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    My mistake duxbait. I thought t you were referring to Nobletec Time Zero. I cannot speak for Navionics.
     
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    Sorry for the bad picture. I don't use it, but I've seen the option on the iPad.
     

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