Here is a quick guide on how to add a new route in SeaNav
Tap the route button at the bottom of the screen.
Long press on the chart where you want to add a waypoint and tap “Add Waypoint here” on the popup.
Add the next waypoint in the same way
And a third and as may as you want and then tap Done when you have finished. You can move the waypoints you have already added using a long press on one to select it and then dragging it to the desired position. You can also edit the exact position (latitude and longitude) later in the Manage Routes view.
After pressing Done the route will be shown on your chart. You can then start sailing the route or tap the Route icon again to Edit or Manage your routes.
Tap Manage Routes to see all your routes and select a different one of manually edit the current one.
Tap the i button next to a route to see more detail. You can also edit the fields on the detailed view. For instance change the route name from Route2 to Cardiff. Tap the i next to a Waypoint to add names for the waypoints and edit their precise latitude and longitudes. You can enter the latitudes and longitudes in most formats ( e.g. Degrees Minute Seconds, Degrees Minutes and Decimal Degrees (e.g. 52.1345) ) and you do not need to enter the degree, minute or second symbols. Here are some examples:-
DM : 28° 52.634 ́ N can be entered as 28 54.634
DMS :28° 52′ 48″W can be entered as 28 52 48W or -28 52 48
This view also lets you export the route via email or dropbox to share with others, keep a backup or share with your iPad or Mac (tap the box with an arrow going upwards from it).
If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com or view the SeaNav User Guide here:- http://seanav.net/help.html
When I am travelling for business to places near the sea I always want to be able to charter a yacht to stay on instead of having to search for a hotel – I just prefer the peace that this offers. I was actually able to manage it once while visiting Barcelona for a very large conference. You’d typically think that this would be just as, or if not more expensive but I was able to save a fortune compared to the cost of the regular hotels in the city. On top of this I had a fantastic sea view. Truthfully, at the time it was quite difficult for me to find and arrange. Although not any longer. I have discovered this great new website for yacht charter , Click&Boat.
The company is the boating equivalent of Airbnb. Boat owners create listing for their boats depending on their availability, they choose the price, dates and can offer charters with or without a skipper. Users simply enter in your search requirements, browse the range of boats available and take their pick. Once they have requested the boat they would like they are able to talk directly to the boat owner to make the final arrangements.
So in my case; I needed to stay in Southampton for a Boat Show. The exhibition hotel was over £300 a night and fully booked so instead I found a yacht to charter on Click&Boat within walking distance of the show and for less than half of that price.
I am also thinking of putting my catamaran Sarita on the Click&Boat website – fancy a stay on the beautiful river Wye with power and water to hand?
Click&Boat have more than 20,000 yachts listed on their websites and over 40,000 customer reviews. They are the European authority on peer to peer yacht charter and offer you a secure service.
Pocket Mariner collaborated with Practical Boat Owner to successfully complete a demanding night time sea trial of our popular marine navigation apps, SeaNav HD and Boat Beacon with the FLIR ONE Thermal Imager for iOS; a new, low cost , infra-red thermal imaging camera for the iPhone. The FLIR ONE makes thermal imaging affordable and accessible to a much wider audience at a fraction of the cost of the higher end marine IR imaging devices. Pocket Mariner have ingeniously integrated the live thermal image with their widely acclaimed iOS Augmented Reality mode providing identification, distance and bearing of the ships and Aids To Navigation in view at night and in fog. We wanted to see how well and how far off we could spot ships via their infra-red signature and if the FLIR ONE could help with searching for a Man Overboard (MOB).
Practical Boat Owner, the UK’s leading boating magazine, bravely deployed their editors, David Pugh and Ben Meakin, together with Ben’s Impala 28 yacht , “Polly” and intrepid “Woman Overboard” volunteer, Laura, along with Pocket Mariner’s CEO, Steve, on a pitch black night in Southampton water.
Boat Beacon allows folks to share their position and course in real time with other users and folks back home using just their iOS or Android device. Their position is also visible on other internet based AIS tracking services such as SeaNav and our free Boat Watch app and the very popular MarineTraffic service. Use your VHF assigned MMSI number or request a free internet AIS MMSI through us to be visible on the public AIS internet services. A lot of the CoastGuards use MarineTraffic so you can be visible on their systems too. For instance Boat Beacon is used by the Australian Voluntary Coast Guard for automatic tracking.
With cellular data coverage around most of the popular coasts extending out to 12NM or more the range is excellent. Here are the Boat Beacon boats out around the world right now:-
Clicking on an individual boat shows more details and you can also use view their track (layer control top right).
Our Boat Beacon app also tracks all the boats and ships around you in real time via internet AIS and uniquely provides proven constant collision avoidance detection, even in the background. Other popular features in Boat Beacon are our AIS augmented reality view, anchor alarm, theft alarm and MOB features. Boat Beacon is available now in the App Store for iPhone and iPad and in the Google Play Store for Android phones and tablets.
Never get stuck under a bridge again! We are pretty excited about the unique Augmented Reality (AR) feature we have just added to our popular SeaNav iOS marine navigation app. Set a SeaNav POI (Point of interest) marker for a bridge (or cable) on the SeaNav map view, set your boat’s Air Draft in SeaNav’s settings (5.5m for our test boat with its mast down) and see this as you approach the bridge in SeaNav’s AR view on your iPhone or iPad:-
This is one of the 3 low bridges we have to pass under on a tidal river around High Tide (12m at Springs) to get out to sea from our mooring. With the horizon line lined up with the sea level at the bottom of the bridge, the bold red line shows the height of your boat at the bridge. With the latest iOS camera APIs we can get the FoV parameters for any iOS device which allows us to do the relative drawing. The SeaNav POI feature comes included with our free version of the SeaNav App, Air Draught is now included as part of the SeaNav Pro In App Purchase feature ($10) which adds Augmented Reality and live ship AIS positions.