April 16th meeting – “The Future is Now in the Wild West of Navigation Electronics” with Capt. Linda Lewis

Presented by Capt. Linda Lewis   http://www.privateboatinginstruction.com

– How the most current marine chartplotters are revolutionizing user interface with hybrid touch and wireless connectability

– Cell vs wifi vs bluetooth connections on a boat – what’s the difference and why do we care?

– Using smartphones/tablets as a backup marine navigation instrument – the pros & cons; Still need dedicated marine electronics/paper charts

– “Apps” for electronic charting; route planning; SOG/COG; GPS testing; compass; cruising guides; anchor alarms; etc.

– Internet resources via your ‘smartstuff’ for information such as: weather forecast, current wind & sea conditions, tides, currents, moon phase, marina information

Capt. Linda Lewis – USCG 100-Ton Master – Private Boating Instruction LLC

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