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iPad Apps & Accessories

A Very Cool New App for Whale Lovers

Whales have been avoiding me most of my life. As a kid, my parents would take my sisters and me out day-tripping from Cowichan Bay around Bold Bluff Point to Burgoyne Bay.  There were always whales about but as I got older and bought my own boat, they became more elusive.  I have been on…

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Portable Depth Sounder/Fishfinder with built-in WiFi

This is a very cool idea. It looks like a tennis ball but it is a portable WiFi fish finder.  The Vexilar SonarPhone T-Pod Sonar/Transducer can be cast, thrown from shore or pulled behind your boat.  The SP100 has a single beam, 30 degree wide-angle beam signal using a 125 kHz transmit frequency.  It has a…

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Cell Phone Booster

Quite often we boat up at the end of Indian Arm, behind Croker Island and across from Granite Falls.  The cell reception is spotty at best and it really depends on where you are standing on the dock or where you are in your dinghy out in the bay.  There are a number of cellular…

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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 3

The great app ideas just keep coming!  Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations.  As a reminder from Part 1 and 2, I originally gathered a bunch of my boating friends on the dock, and now on the web,  and we talked apps.  If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the…

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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 2

I am back with more of our favourite apps.  As a reminder from Part 1, I gathered a bunch of my boating friends and we talked apps.  If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the list, many of these apps provide a free version although I have included the price…

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