Boatie is a handy source of information for all who enjoy recreational boating in UK coastal waters - whether sailing or motoring, either in a motor boat, yacht or dinghy.
The 5 sections are:
Navigation: displays your current GPS position, speed-over-ground (SOG), course-over-ground (COG), as well as distance and heading to user-configurable waypoints. Waypoints can be stored in folders. A built-in compass also shows the bearing and distance to your selected waypoint.
Weather: displays the current UK weather general situation, inshore forecast, shipping forecast, and 4 day synoptic charts for the UK and NW Europe.
Tide: displays 7 day tide tables for over 700 primary and secondary ports from UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Also displays calculated sunrise and sunset times, the current moon phase and calculated moonrise and moonset times.
Tidal Stream: displays calculated tidal streams for common tidal diamond around the UK for up to 7 days. You can zoom into any specific area of the map around UK waters for more detailed tidal information.
Reference: an useful set of information easily to hand whether you're out on the water or doing your theory course. It currently includes:
- Day shapes
- Navigation lights
- Sound signals
- Beaufort scale
- Forecast terminology
- Inshore forecast areas map
- 5 year lunar calendar
- Signal flags
- Phonetic alphabet
- VHF channels
- IALA A buoyage
So, next time you are meeting your crew in the pub or planning your weekend on the boat, use Boatie to get the key information you need on your Android phone.
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To use the SonarPhone App in anything other than “Demo Mode” you will need to connect to an existing SonarPhone Sonar WiFi Transmitter or purchase one of the three options yourself. The T-POD (SP100) is a ultra portable WiFi transmitter systems that has a self contained battery and can be pulled behind your boat, cast or thrown from shore. The T-BOX (SP200) is a more permanently mounted system that is mounted in a boat with access to a 12 volt power supply (not included). Or the T-BOX (SP300) which is the T-BOX mounted on its own 12 volt battery pack to make it more portable.
SonarPhone delivers a multi-color color display plus it offers a robust menu of features you will be able to “Test Drive” by downloading this SonarPhone App and play the system in the “DEMO” setting.
The SonarPhone App includes 17 language options: English, Spanish, German, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Czech, Danish, French, Swedish and Greek.
For a limited time, all SonarPhone Sonar/Transmitter systems come with a bonus gift! A SmartPhone neoprene armband so you will have easy and safe access to your phone display at all times.
Depth Sounder Features
> Compatibility: Android 2.0 and up
> Automatic Ranging
> Transmit Range: 90 yards
> Water Temperature, Depth Indicator
> Audible Alarms for Fish/ Shallow/Low Battery
> Fish Icon
> Zoom Bottom Track
> Noise Rejection
> Surface Clarity
> Battery Indicator
> Screen controls: Touch screen, split screen display with touch screen zoom control.
Specifications - SP100 Wi-Fi Transducer Pod
> Usage: Impact resistant chassis. Cast it or troll it.
> Transducer: Water activated transmitter
> Max depth range: 120 feet
> Sonar frequency: 125 kHz
> Single Beam: 30º
> Power source: 3.7V rechargeable battery.
> Runs for 4 continuous hours per charge.
> USB port charging system.
> Power output: 400 watts peak-to-peak
> Transmit speed: 100 Mbps
> Screen controls: Touch screen controls
> One year warranty
Specifications - SP200 & SP300 Wi-Fi Boat Sonar
> Permanent boat installation: (#SP200 only)
> Portable boat installation w/suction cup transducer bracket: ( #SP300 only)
> Transducer: High-speed skimmer-style transducer with keel offset and 6 meters of cable.
> Max depth range: 240 Feet
> Sonar frequency: 200/83 kHz
> Dual Beam: 20º/40º
> Power source: 12V DC power
> Power output: 800 Watts Peak-to-Peak
> Transmit speed: 100 Mbps
> One year warranty
> Included 12V, 4.5 amp-hour battery and charger. (#SP300 only)
> Carry case with 12 volt battery and charger: (#SP300 only)
Now anyone with a smartphone or tablet will get a color /black and white video image delivered right to the palm of your hand. Using Wi-Fi signal technology to create its own “hotspot”. You can share your video signal with as many friends as you like or password protect it just for yourself. You don’t need cell phone coverage to use it, the FishPhone works anywhere in the world.
To use the FishPhone App you must connect to an existing FishPhone Camera Transmitter or purchase one for yourself. The FishPhone Camera System (#FP100) is a stand alone, fully functional, smartphone controlled system that allows you to record video or still images and easily send it off to your friends in an e-mail or text.
The FishPhone Camera System comes with a unique holder and battery pack system that makes it easy to carry and manage 50 feet of cable. The portable FishPhone camera pack system can power your FishPhone for six hours between charging. The underwater camera used in the FishPhone system is a Color/ B&W camera that automatically shifts from color to black and white when light conditions are limited to increase display contrast.
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Visualize navigation data on your phone or tablet: position, SOG, COG, speed, heading, apparent wind, true wind, ground wind, VMG, Beaufort force, depth, water temperature, UTC time. (A NMEA 2000® or a NMEA 0183 WiFi adaptor is required to receive NMEA data. SeaWi decodes NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 data received in TPC, UDP Unicast and Multicast packets).
You can also use the built-in GPS of your device to show position, SOG, COG and UTC time.
SeaWi decodes AIS information and allows you to visualize AIS target information on your phone or tablet: AIS target name and MMSI, AIS target position, AIS target SOG, AIS target COG, distance and bearing from your vessel, heading, rate of turn, length, beam, draft, IMO, Callsign. SeaWi shows AIS targets on the chart and triggers alarms for dangerous AIS targets or AIS target lost. (An AIS receiver and a NMEA 2000® or a 38400 baud NMEA 0183 WiFi adaptor; or a WiFi AIS receiver is required to receive AIS info).
You can select your buddies and keep track of them.
SeaWi allows you to program multiple alarms: anchor alarms, depth alarms (shallow water alarm, deep water alarm), alarm of lost data (depth data lost, heading data lost, position data lost, apparent wind data lost) and AIS alarms (dangerous AIS target, lost AIS target).
You can create a track tapping the Create new track button from the Track View. The tracks are saved and may be visualized at any time.
You may configure the time period or the distance between track point creation and the number of viewed points at high resolution.
You may continue a saved track whenever you need it.
You can create a waypoint tapping and holding on a chart position. Once the waypoint dialog appears you can modify the waypoint position and place the waypoint at your vessel’s position or at a position of your choosing. You can mark the waypoint with six different symbols: generic waypoint, anchorage waypoint, diving waypoint, fishing waypoint, dangerous waypoint and MOB waypoint. You may add a photo to your preferred waypoints.
Man Over Board (MOB)
You can create a Man Over Board waypoint with only one click (menu MOB). Your vessel's position and UTC time and date will be automatically saved. You can manage the MOB mark as a waypoint from waypoints view.
The SMS Service allows you to receive SMS messages when an alarm is activated. If you are anchored and you are not on board you can program alarms (anchor alarm, depth alarm, dangerous AIS target alarm or lost data alarm) and receive them on your phone. When not on board you can schedule SMS messages at certain intervals of time and receive navigational data from your vessel on your phone.
SeaWi NMEA forwarding
You can forward all navigation and AIS data where you need them. Forward NMEA data to other tablets and phones on your boat. Forward NMEA data remotely and use SeaWi app to visualize the same navigational and AIS data as if you where aboard.
Log Trip and Simulation Mode
You can record navigational data of your trip and recover them later to review your trip in Simulation Mode.
Off-line OpenSeaMaps charts of the entire world are available. Currently charts of Europe, North America, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific and North Africa are available. Charts of the rest of the world will be available soon.
OpenSeaMap is an open source, worldwide project to create a free nautical chart. In 2009, OpenSeaMap came into life. This map includes beacons, buoys and other navigation aids. OpenSeaMap is a subproject of OpenStreetMap and uses its database.
The challenge when sailing to windward is to know how high to point into the wind.
When pointing higher, the boat goes slower, but there is less distance to travel. On the other side, when pointing lower (from the wind), the boat goes faster, but the distance is longer. The trick is to find the optimum angle, that balances speed with distance. And that is what NaWi does for you.
Once the optimal route is calculated it is displayed on the map. With simple dragging of tacking point you can adjust the route (e.g. to avoid collision with dangerous navigation points or visit interesting places). Once you are ok with route, NaWi will navigate you to follow your optimal route.
Navigation screen is designed to provide all essential information in readable form even in hard sailing conditions. The rotating compass over the map shows the optimal course, speed, course value, time to destination and time to tack are also displayed. Everything in one place, but easily visible.
Your optimal route is projected on the Open Sea Maps. These can be downloaded to your device in time when you have Wi-Fi connectivity and then used offline during the sailing.
There are no additional purchases in NaWi and you have full functionality available after download.
NaWi was made by sailors for sailors. We are sailing enthusiasts and we made NaWi first for us to improve our sailing technique. After realizing how beneficially it is we decided to offer it commercially. We believe it will help you sailing faster and plan your trips more precisely.
AVAILABLE MAPS: Territorial and contiguous waters of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany (Wadden Sea), Netherlands, France (Atlantic ocean, Mediterrian Sea), Spain (Atlantic ocean, Mediterrian Sea), Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark.
- FREE Offline maps available; no need to have internet connection during sailing
- Optimal route calculation based on the wind direction
- Working for all wind directions (Close hauled, Beam reach, Running)
- Apparent or True wind speed and direction entry possible
- Use compass heading of the device or enter wind direction directly from external device
- Support for selecting alternative route (port/starboard tack) or adjusting the tack/jibe point to avoid obstructions
- Calculation optimized for different type of boats
- Fast and easy usage in the sailboat environment
- Navigation screen optimized for rough conditions on the sea
- Possibility of loading different map than actual location of device; could be used for trip planning in different country
- Battery saving mode for longer mobile device operating capabilities
- No need for additional in-app purchases, full functionality available
- MAPA - żeglarska mapa akwenu Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich z zaznaczonymi: wybranymi portami, bindugami, kanałami, mostami, śluzami, liniami energetycznymi, stacjami benzynowymi, atrakcjami turystycznymi, rezerwatami. Bazuje na mapach google.
- POGODA - prognoza pogody na Mazurach dla żeglarz dla wybranych akwenów takich jak: Węgorzewo - j. Mamry, Giżycko - j. Niegocin, Mikołajki - j. Śniardwy, Ruciane Nida - j. Nidzkie, Pisz - j. Roś, Ryn - j. Ryńskie. Bazuje na lekkich mapach windguru.cz oraz meteorogramach ICM meteo.pl
- ZNAKI - podstawowe, wybyrane znaki żeglugowe spotykane na szlaku Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich oraz godziny otwarcia dla żeglarzy mostu obrotowego w Giżycku
- GPS - wyświetla aktualną szerokość i długość geograficzną oraz pozwala wysłać SMS z linkiem do maps.google z aktualną pozycją.
- POMOC - zdefiniowane połączenia telefoniczne z numerami alarmowymi: 984 - numer alarmowy na mazurach, 601 100 100 WOPR - Mazurskie Ochotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe MOPR, 112, 999, 997, 998
- KOMPAS - wyświetla orientację względem kierunków świata i podaje kurs jachtu (w telefonach z żyroskopem)
Aplikacja przeznaczona jest dla żeglarzy, kajakarzy, motorowodniaków i innych amatorów sportów wodnych.
Uwagi, propozycje i inne informacje dotyczące aplikacji proszę kierować poprzez kontakt poniżej.
Niektóre wersje aplikacji google mapy preinstalowane na telefonach nie wyświetlają poprawnie map, należy w takim przypadku cofnąć aktualizacje lub użyć przeglądarki internetowej.
It is based on code from uTides which in turn is based on xTides. If you are familiar with how xTides works you will be familiar with aTides. aTides however only contains a subset of features from xTides.
Users in Canada should choose the 'Non-Free' region. The Non-Free region also contains some ports for the UK, Germany and Holland that may not be in the Europe region.
If you use this app, please consider contributing to the developer's beer fund, the ad-free version is only a fraction of the cost of a pint of beer!
Please note: some data may be out of date and not all ports are available, please do not ask for more ports unless you can provide the harmonics file.
If you want to see this app survive and don't want to buy the Ad-Free version please visit one of the sponsors ads every time you use it. No clicks = no revenue = a dead app. The Ad-Free version also receives all the latest bug-fixes and features first.