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jimh posted 09-19-2009 10:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
The range of applications and uses for the Apple iPod Touch or Apple iPhone is amazing. Yesterday I discovered first hand another application which I see will have amazing usefulness and application to boating: the Level Gauge.

There is a free application download which provides a very accurate level gauge and inclinometer application for the iPod Touch or iPhone. This little gadget is amazing! I can't wait to use it with my Boston Whaler boat. Here is what I plan to use if for:

--measuring the hull dead rise

--measuring the planing angle

--measuring the list angle

--measuring the engine trim angle

There are a number of level gauge applications. The one I am speaking of is free and is called iHANDY LEVEL.

68 WhaleR posted 09-19-2009 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for 68 WhaleR  Send Email to 68 WhaleR     
My wife has the I phone and I am constantly amazed with the applications it has for it. Last night we were over at a friends house talking about things I would mention a certain Item he did not have and did not know what it looked like. In past I would try and draw it or just explain it but I reached over to my wifes phone and pulled it up! Pictures speak a 1000 words. Have fun Jim!
20dauntless posted 09-19-2009 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless    
Posting from my iPhone...I have Navionics charts on mine and they work great as a backup or for planning. Seattle to Alaska cost me 5 bucks, and the charts are the same as I use on my Raymarine C80. There are many more boat related iPhone apps...I'll post a more complete list when I'm back at my computer.
Dan posted 09-20-2009 07:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I love Tide Graph 2.0 -- I think it was $1.99 and it gives you the high and low tides for any area, if the tide is rising or falling, and the rate of rise or fall, plus a graph. And it loads in a second or two.
Dan posted 09-20-2009 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Jimh, I just downloaded the app you recommended, but it's called iHandy Level-- just so others can find it easier. [Corrected mention above; thank you--jimh] And yes, you're right, it's a great app, I didn't realize there were so many things not on the level.
jmorgan40 posted 09-22-2009 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
I got an iPhone a few months ago and I am amazed at the apps and their inexpensive cost. Last week on vacation in Florida I tested several tide apps and the NOAA Bouy application. God I love this iPhone
SJUAE posted 09-23-2009 06:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for SJUAE    
These applications are also available on Windows Mobile platform/smart phones.


I may be forced to get one as it's easy on my eye sight than my current mobile, without glasses.

My son last night was using the "intresting facts" one on his IPhone 3G:

"The US uses more steel in making bottle caps than cars" :)


PeteB88 posted 09-23-2009 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Friends who have iPhones come over and all they do is sit around and play with their iPhones. Little conversation, no interest in the TV or shooting the breeze. We're going to get a sign - Please Leave your iPHONE at the door, pick it up on your way out!

They are incredible.

kwik_wurk posted 09-24-2009 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
So are there any favored mapping (GPS) apps.
jimh posted 09-25-2009 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Pete--I know what you mean. Not long ago I went to lunch with three colleagues. By the time we got to the restaurant, the other three guys were on the Blackberry's or cellular telephones. It was like going to lunch by myself.
SJUAE posted 09-25-2009 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for SJUAE    
The IPhone is now reciving the full attention of the windows mobile based PDA route guidence software (turn by turn)by TomTom,Navigon,Igo.

These feature rich applications have been tested and around for many years and are now available for the Iphone

A good place to read up on these is


Liteamorn posted 09-26-2009 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
I saw that [iHandy Level application] on my friend's iPhone at work two days ago and was thinking that would have been fun on the cruise ship I was just on. We encountered Force 9 gale winds with 20- to 25-foot waves. It would have been interesting to see what I was feeling.


home Aside posted 09-27-2009 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
I have the Navionics Great Lakes Charts on my ipod touch, really amazing stuff...


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