Navionics – iPad – BadElf Pro GPS

iPad - Navionics

So a short update on Jenny’s progress with her Dayskipper theory first of all.
She has subscribed to Navathome – an online Dayskipper theory course. I have been going over the course with her as a bit of a refresher for me, but she answers all the questions herself. So far her continued assessment has been 100% for each of the different areas. We spend a couple of hours at a time going through the sections. She is now going over heights of tides, secondary ports and tidal diamonds. A little bit heavy going, but I must admit i’m enjoying doing the revision/refresher of it all.
A few days ago it was an introduction to charts, more of that to come.

We are both really looking forward to our charter in October from Plymouth. We have someone who is skippering as we dont do our practical course until April over in Greece. We’ve then bareboat chartered it for a further week afterwards.

So in the meantime, i’ve bought ourselves a water resistant/shockproof case for the iPad and loaded it up with Navionics UK and Mediterranean charts so we can start planning where we will be going. Linked up to our BadElf Pro GPS we have a portable back up chart plotter we can use anywhere. I’ve been having a play with it and i’m quite impressed so far, and speaking to people who use this set up, they swear by it.

A few more items have been ordered in the way of reading material and i’ll post those when they arrive, although one of them should be here later today.

We are booked in for a few days in Poole during the Southampton Boat show to make a weekend of it. Looking forward to this show as I haven’t visited it for a few years. Hopefully the weather will be nice. Watch out for a bit of a video of the show.

C & J

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