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#12757256 - 05/15/18 11:00 PM I pad on boat
Bassfisher15 Offline

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 59
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Thinking of ram mounting an iPad on my consol for mapping using the navionics app. Anyone tried this? Looks interesting and alot cheaper than another unit.

#12757284 - 05/15/18 11:54 PM Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15]
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Lewisville
The first thought that runs through my head is how much impact/vibration can an ipad take? (I ask because I honestly don't know).

That GPS/fishfinder is designed to take quite a bit of physical punishment from normal boat operations.
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#12757332 - 05/16/18 05:27 AM Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15]
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Also consider the heat. My note 8 will shut down if it gets too hot and direct sunlight will get it too hot.
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#12757635 - 05/16/18 10:35 AM Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15]
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Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 142
Loc: Central Texas
I have done exactly what you are thinking of and it worked.

I had a Raymarine Dragonfly Pro that connected to the iPad through a WiFi signal and was able to create real time charts with Navionics Sonar Chart before Autochart was available from Hummingbird.

It worked well and impact/vibration was never an issue. The only issue was being able to see the screen in bright sunlight. And yes it would sometimes get too hot and shutdown.


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