Main Menu
Newest Members
ntxduffer, OKBlindHogg, TDog301, Chris N USMC, laserbeak
108021 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 88636
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76394
John175® 67584
JDavis7873® 67390
FattyMcButterpants 60868
Derek 🐝 60281
Tritonman 57993
LoneStarSon® 54406
SkeeterRonnie 53367
Forum Stats
108021 Members
60 Forums
861281 Topics
12275184 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12757256 - 05/15/18 11:00 PM I pad on boat
Bassfisher15 Online   content

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 57
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]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
Perry Mason

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 20897
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.
"Decency is not news; it is buried in the obituaries --but it is a force stronger than crime" ~ Robert A. Heinlein, 1952

I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need:

#12757332 - 05/16/18 05:27 AM Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15]
John175® Offline
Super Freak

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 67584
Loc: Realville
Also consider the heat. My note 8 will shut down if it gets too hot and direct sunlight will get it too hot.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

#12757635 - 05/16/18 10:35 AM Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15]
FishTheBite Offline

Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 123
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.


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide