Saturday, January 7, 2012
DragQueen Anchor Alarm
The Alarm Delay is nice to delay the alarm for momentary swings outside the Distance Alarm setting. The GPS Alarm can also be set to notify you of the failure of your GPS signal or accuracy.
The Set button is pushed to set the anchored position. To get the best result push this when you are at the bow of the boat. Pressing it again will replace the coordinates with your new position. Anchor bearing is also good information to have to monitor how your boat is lying at anchor and may indicate a shift in wind direction.
The app has a rather annoying alarm to let you know you are drifting from you anchored position. It will definitely get you attention and wake you up.
DragQueen is simple, easy to use and it works. There are other anchor alarms apps out there for as much as $8.00. Pick this one up for free and give it a try!
Posted by Mark Messerli at 11:29 AM