looking at installing new MFD on both helms -- what is being used and what do you like about them
If you're using it mostly for navigation I'd stick with just Navionics on an iPad. Of course if you're looking for monitoring ship systems, wind, radar, sonar, etc. that won't work.looking at installing new MFD on both helms -- what is being used and what do you like about them
Scott-- thanks -- problem is that the current old system has a hole in the helm -- we need something to fill itIf you're using it mostly for navigation I'd stick with just Navionics on an iPad. Of course if you're looking for monitoring ship systems, wind, radar, sonar, etc. that won't work.
good point -- another issue with the ipad -- you have to remember to bring it, and remember where it is on the boat --- a fixed unit is always there--- thanks for adviceOne warning if going the iPad route...
When my iPad or iPhone is sitting on the top helm in the sun it overheats and shuts down. Of course this does not happen with the MFD units purpose built for this use.
thanks for info --- hummingbird on my list to look at ----- MFD is acronym for multi function displayNot sure what MFD is but I think a Humminbird Helix with Lakemaster chip map adjusted to current lake elevations is a game changer. You will need a fathometer transducer installed. But that is a Nav system in my book. I have had both Navionics and Humminbird both for a few years. Humminbirds lake level adjusted maps are better than Navionics lake level adjusted in my experience. That said, you can Navionics up and going for 1/10 the price. No real time depth readings with Navionics.
If you install a navionics chip you can then adjust the depth levels on the garmin. Just an FYI for those using Garmin.Make sure whatever system you settle on allows for comprehensive adjustment of the lake level. My built-in Garmin allows only for changing the color at different depths but not for changing the actual depth markings, while Navionics on an iPad does does both.
Nice to know that there is a cooling fan option for an iPad.