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iPad Route Planning Using Garmin BlueChart and Marine Tides Planner

An Interactive Guide

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


This interactive book provides a step by step guide to using BlueChart and Marine Tides Planner, specifically for route planning on the iPad. With supporting iPad screen views showing how to add, insert and otherwise manage route points, waypoint markers and co-ordinates within new or already existing routes. It provides step by step operating information, far beyond what is 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 BlueChart and 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 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 BlueChart or Marine Tides Planner on the iPad, when you are using it for passage planning or managing your existing routes.

Garmin has not independently verified any of the information included in this book, and Garmin does not endorse or guarantee the safety or suitability of any of the instructions provided herein. If you choose to follow any of the guidance or use any other information included in this book, then you do so at your own risk. Garmin will not be responsible for any property damage, injuries or deaths related to your use of this book or your reliance on any of the routes or other information included in this book.

What's New in Version 2.1

Complete rewrite with all new screen shots of the iOS7+ new style graphics.


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iPad Route Planning Using Garmin BlueChart and Marine Tides Planner
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Sports & Outdoors
  • Published: Feb 15, 2015
  • Publisher: Medway
  • Seller: Christopher Medway
  • Print Length: 87 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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