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1 th 2018

Weather4D – User Guides updated

Christmas comes soon, and Apple Books Store will close its doors for the holidays. Publishers are required to send their works according to a prescribed schedule. So I updated the user guides in advance in French and in English for all three versions Lite, Routing and Routing & Navigation.

You will be able to discover in preview the latest news to be published around the Paris Nautic boat show. Read more →

28 November 2018

Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor [Update]

It had to happen one day ! iSailor users will be disappointed… in May 2018, Transas was acquired by the Finnish group Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in technology and markets intelligent solutions for the marine and energy. As part of the integration into Wärtsilä brand, Transas iSailor undergoes rebranding process that you will notice in the next version. Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor. Read more →

9 November 2018

Fugawi charts service is discontinued [Update]

It's official, on 30 November 2018, Johnson Outdoors Company, recently acquired Fugawi (*), decided to stop its activities. After discontinuing the distribution of their PC navigation software in August 2017, having closed the marine equipment shop selling online last spring, it is the turn of the download charts server to disappear. Read more →

25 october 2018
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Update tutorial "Get Weather Forecast with Satphone at Sea

The first tutorial by Navigation Mac appeared in 2012 in ’iBook Store in French : " Prendre la météo par téléphone satellite – MacBook – iPad – iPhone » is regularly updated to meet changing : update illustrations and videos, update satellite phones and communication pricing, update new relevant applications.

  • 48 double-pages
  • 87 screenshots
  • 2 video tutorials

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24 october 2018
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Reading : « Beaufort, Admiral Wind "by Raymond Reding

It's a long time since I had made a reading note in this category. Lack of time, or lack of discovery ? I found again a real literary enthusiasm from reading this excellent book by Raymond Reding : " Beaufort, Admiral wind ».

Like any sailor that complies, I know the Beaufort scale since my first legs in sailing school, but, shame on me, I never wanted to know more about this famous Francis Beaufort ! Raymond Reding, went like me through Les Glénans Sailing school, finally fills this gap with the dismal delight. Read more →

14 october 2018

Reed's Almanac iPad application is discontinued

In February 2016 I wrote a laudatory article about this digital version of Reed's Nautical Almanac, a wealth of information on the coasts of western Europe. Alas, Bloomsbury editor, which bought Reed's editions a few years ago, has decided otherwise. The end announced earlier this year was conducted in September.

Those who are already owner of the app, with a subscription “all areas” can continue using it. However all daily information from an internet connection (weather, MetOffice weather maps, tides, aso.) will no longer be updated, nor the permanent nautical and port information. Fortunately the latter are present in memory in the application, and still usable a few years.

Bloomsbury provides only the traditional paper books, accompanied by a perfectly indigestible PDF version.

What a pity!


26 September 2018

Navionics charts are no longer available for MacENC [Update]

[Update December 30 September 2018] Warning : MacENC the application is no longer supported by its developers. It no longer reads raster maps and Navionics charts are no longer available. Application abandoned to date.

Since the upgrade of Navionics Gold to Navionics Plus (¹), Navionics supply disappeared from Fugawi / Charts folder for MacENC. Thinking of a temporary disappearance, I finally asked the Fugawi support who confirmed (between the lines) permanently deleted : Read more →

30 August 2018

TimeZero makes its (mini-r)evolution on iOS

After 3 years without major changes (¹), TimeZero (now under Nobeltec brand) comes on iPad with a new name and a new logo. Doesn't it remind you anything ? A sense of déjà vu ?

TimeZero becomes TZ iBoat. No revolution in the UI, all functions already present in the update 2015 are in place (AIS support, Furuno DRS4W Radar support, current and tide gauges display, etc.). So what's new for this new name ? looking good… Read more →

27 th July 2018
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Weather4D on The Long Road 2018

Fanch Guillon is a participant in the rally “The Long Road 2018“. Arranged in parallel with the “Golden Globe Race”, but no other purpose than to commemorate the spirit of the Long Road Moitessier. This rally pilgrimage created by the late Guy Bernardin meets 23 marine several nationalities. Read more →