I just came across a really useful link to NOAA Navtex weather updates for iphones and other mobile devices. Its really handy for those captains still in cell range! Perhaps someone more mobile technology savvy than I am could write an app for the iphones?
Another NOAA utility that has been recently updated much to my surprise is the NOAA Chart downloader. It used to drive me nutz when I was working as the ships navigator that I would have to type in each chart number for the charts I needed. I allways wished they would do it by region! For example, The Berring Sea, or Pacific Ocean... Well Now you can download all the charts in a given state, ie AK, WA, and OR! Check it out!