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I pad on boat #12757256
05/16/18 04:00 AM
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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.

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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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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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Re: I pad on boat [Re: Bassfisher15] #12757635
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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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