iBooks on Route Planning: For Navionics, Garmin BlueChart, MaxSea, iSailor, Imray Navigator, Marine Imray Charts, NavLink, iBoating, and Aqua Maps.
Imray Navigator iPad Tidal Route Planning
This Book is now on general release. Imray Navigator iPad Tidal Route Planning is only readable on an iPad or Mac. If you are viewing this on an iPad, laptop or desktop, tap on the image to link to the App Store to try or buy. Although with iOS 8.4 it is now possible to view these iBooks on an iPhone they are designed for an iPad field of view and therefore unsuitable for mobile screens. Below is a full description if you are viewing this text on a mobile.
This interactive iBook provides a step by step guide to using Imray Navigator and Marine Tides Planner, specifically for route planning on the iPad. With supporting iPad up to date iOS screen views showing how to add, insert and otherwise manage waypoints and co-ordinates within new or already existing routes it provides step by step operating information, far beyond that covered in the official Manuals.
It takes, as an example, a route from Portland to Christchurch, Dorset in a 27 foot, bilge keeled, sailing yacht, and uses the difficulties that might be encountered as a context within which to explain the workings of the Imray Navigator and Marine Tides Planner Apps.
It shows, step by step, how the data required for making safe and efficient sea passages for small boats, using the tidal currents to the best possible advantage, can be derived from the iPad.
It also outlines a suggested system for producing a laminated ‘Routelist’ style passage plan and a 'screen grabbed' route ‘Chartlet’, for hard copy use at the chart table or in the cockpit.
Marine Tides Planner App tools, (now within the Navigator App), are also explained using a practical example of an overnight stay in Christchurch harbour.
Many interactive illustrations are used to visually indicate exactly what to expect from Imray Navigator or Marine Tides Planner, on the iPad, when you are using it for passage planning or managing your existing routes.