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If is very easy to set up your boat in Nebo, simply click:

  • Standby > Prepare for Voyage > and you will be prompted to add the details of your boat including:
  • Boat Name, Make/Model, Length, Beam, Draft, Year Launched, Home Port & Call Sign.
  • You can even add a photo, add different skippers if you have multiple and also set up your Pre-start Checklist.
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom and hit CREATE and you are all set to go.

PLEASE NOTE: You can add as much or as little detail as you want here. You can always go back and complete the information at a later stage.

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How to set up your boat in Nebo

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Never forget to unplug your shore-power or to take ice again! You can now create a customised start-up list for each of your boats in Nebo. You can set up your Pre-start Checklists by choosing from a range of suggestions or you can completely customise the list to suit your boat.

They are quick and easy to set up. Simply go to:

  • Other > Profile > My Boats >
  • Then choose the boat you wish to set up with a checklist >
  • Scroll down to ‘Pre-start Checklist’ >
  • You will then be presented with a pre-populated list. You can delete any of these that are not relevant by clicking on the red circle to the left of the item, then hit DELETE.
  • To add new items, click on the “+” sign in the top right of screen, then scroll to the bottom and type in your extra item/s.
  • Be sure to scroll to the bottom and hit SAVE to save your list.
  • NOTE: You can easily re-order these in order of importance, simply drag and drop each item to where you want them.

After setting up your Pre-start Checklist, when you ‘Prepare for Voyage’, you will see your Pre-start Checklist under your boat name. Simply click on the list and tick off your list before your get underway.

set up your pre-start checklists in Nebo

This feature helps you always remember the critical items that must be addressed before departing the marina or anchorage. Happy boating!

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What information will I see on Nebo when underway? Once you have started a voyage, the main screen of Nebo app will give you a load of information including, your Track, your Speed, Weather observations and more.

You can also:

  • Toggle between map view and list view as show below.
  • Take a photo to include in your log
  • Send a message to fellow Nebo users and more.
What information will I see on Nebo when underway

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Here is how to easily see details of other boats on Nebo, simply go to:

  • Standby >
  • Click on any boat icon you can see more details.
  • From here you can see the boat name, skippers name and if the boat is underway, on a mooring etc.
  • Also displayed are basic boat details and the last time their position was updated on Nebo.
  • You can also send the boat a private message.
How to see details of other boats in Nebo

Use the magnify glass icon at the top right of the Standby screen to search for boats or skippers.

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Once you have completed a voyage and clicked ‘Stop Voyage’, your voyage will automatically be saved into your logs. To review your logs in the app simply go to:

  • Feed > My Logs
  • You can then scroll down to see all of your logs.
  • Simply click on any of these logs to see more detail.
  • If you would like to share any of these logs to facebook, click on the facebook icon to the right of the voyage date and follow the prompts.
How to review your logs in the app

NOTE: You will also be emailed your PDF log each day.

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Many of you will have facebook friends with whom you share thoughts and ideas. Now you can find and connect with friends in Nebo. If they accept, you’ll be able to share your voyages and photos with them. This can happen automatically, or you can choose what and when to share.

Your friends will also be identified on the map with a distinctive yellow icon, so they’re easy to find.

1.Find and connect with friends who are already using Nebo:

If you know your friends are already using Nebo, this is the easiest way to find and connect with them:

  • Other > Friends > Find Friends >
  • At the very top you will see a search bar. Here you can type in a Skippers name, or Boat names and click ‘Search’ on your key pad. Nebo will list results and you can REQUEST the fellow Nebo user to be your friend.
  • They will receive a notification to accept your request.

2. Find and connect with friends in Nebo via Facebook:

  • Other > Friends > Find Friends >
  • You will then see the page default to ‘facebook’. Here you will see a list of your Facebook friends who have logged into Nebo using Facebook.
  • Simply click REQUEST next to their name to invite them to friend you in Nebo.
  • They will receive a notification to accept your request.

NOTE: If you do not see many friends but you know they are on Nebo, it may be because they have not used Facebook to log in to Nebo. If this is the case go back to Option 1 above to find them.

3. Find and connect with friends in Nebo via your phone contacts:

  • Other > Friends > Find Friends >
  • Click on ‘Contacts’ to bring up a list of your phone contacts. NOTE: Only contacts with an email address will be shown.
  • Scroll through to find your boating friends and click INVITE next to their name. This will open up an email which is pre-populated with information about Nebo and the app download link. You can change and edit this information or simply hit ‘Send’ to invite your friends to download Nebo.
  • They will receive the email request and download Nebo. You can then search for and friend them using Option 1 above.
find and connect with friends in Nebo
  • Once you have connected with your boating friends they will be identified on the map with a distinctive yellow icon, so they’re easy to find.

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New in June 2018, the Nebo Activity Feed is where information you share gets posted. Here is how to view Nebo’s Activity Feed.

  • Click on Feed >
  • Your app will default to ‘My Logs’, simply click on ‘Activity’ >
  • Here you can scroll through all of yours and your Nebo friends posts.
  • By using the ‘thumbs up’ and ‘message bubble’ icon below each post, you can like and / or leave a comment on these posts.
How do I view the Nebo Activity Feed

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Your voyages and photos are only shared with Nebo users you’ve specifically ‘friended’. Your posts do not get shared to their friends, unless they are also your friend. Click here to find out How to Find & Connect With Friends on Nebo.
  • You can also decide not to share particular voyages and photos at any time. To find out how to hide your logs and photos from the Nebo feed, click here.
  • At this stage you can only share voyages and photos. This is intentional, as we’d like you and other Nebo users to tell us what else is important to share. Sea conditions? Shipping hazards? A request for assistance, or a drinks invitation? Definitely no cute cat videos!

It would be great to hear what you think, please email us in info@nebo.global with your feedback.

Taking photos in Nebo is a great way of enhancing your log and preserving your memories. We understand that sometimes you want to take a photo for your own log but not share it. Here is how to take a photo & save it but not share it to the Nebo Feed.

From any screen in Nebo:

  • Click the ‘Camera’ icon in the centre of the bottom menu and take your pic.
  • You can then add a ‘Photo caption’, this is optional.
  • You then see “SAVE & SHARE”, click this if you want to save this pic to your log AND share your pic to the Nebo Feed for people you have friended in Nebo to see.
  • If you want to save it just for your log only, click on the “EYE ICON” to the right of SAVE & SHARE, you will be presented with the option SAVE. Click this to save to your ‘My Logs’. This photo will not be shared on the Nebo Activity Feed.
  • If you don’t like the pic and don’t want to save or share it, simply click the back arrow at the top left.
How to take a photo & save it but not share it to the Nebo Feed

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If you have saved a photo or a log with the ‘Share to Feed’ function ON but now want to remove this from the feed, follow these steps to remove a log or photo you have already shared to the Nebo Feed:

Click on:

  • Feed > My Logs >
  • Scroll to the Photo or Log you wish to remove/hide from the Feed.
  • Click on the eye icon under the log or photo. This will remove the visibility of this log or photo from the Activity Feed.
  • You will still have this log or photo stored in your ‘My Logs’ but it will no longer be visible on the Nebo feed (ie: to anyone you have ‘friended’ on Nebo).
How to remove a log or photo you have already shared to the Nebo feed

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Your voyages and photos are only shared with Nebo users you’ve specifically ‘friended’. Click here to find out How to Find and Connect With Friends in Nebo.
  • Your posts do not get shared to their friends, unless they are also your friends.
  • If you wish to re-share your logs or photos, simply click the ‘Eye Icon’ button back ON.

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It’s easy to like or comment on your friends voyages.

  • Click on ‘Feed’ from the bottom menu (your app will default to ‘My Logs’ which shows all of your logs).
  • Click on ‘Activity’ next to ‘My Logs’ to see yours and your friends logs and photos that they have shared.
  • To like or comment on your friends voyages, scroll to relevant voyage and use the ‘thumbs up’ icon to like or click on the ‘message bubble’ icon to write a comment.
How to like or comment on your friends voyages in Nebo

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Nebo’s Activity Feed is where information you share gets posted. When you save a voyage it will automatically be posted to the Nebo feed (unless you turn this function OFF). Here is how to turn this function off to hide your logs and photos from the Nebo feed:

  • When you are underway and want to finish your voyage, click STOP
  • You will then see ‘Share to Feed’ above ‘Stop Voyage’ & below ‘Engine Hours’.
  • Simply toggle this button OFF, if you do not wish to share your voyage to your feed.
hide your logs and photos from the Nebo feed

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Your voyages and photos are only shared with Nebo users you’ve specifically ‘friended’. Click here to find out How to Find and Connect With Friends in Nebo.
  • Your posts do not get shared to their friends, unless they are also your friends.
  • You can also decide not to share particular voyages and photos at any time. If you wish to share a voyage, simply click the ‘Share to Feed’ button back ON.

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Here we show you how to Update or Edit An Existing Vessel’s Details. Simply go to:

  • Other > Profile > My Boats >
  • Click on the boat you want to amend
  • Make the changes / add additional info / add a boat photo / add a Pre-start Check List etc.
  • Scroll to bottom and hit UPDATE.
Edit An Existing Vessel's Details

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If you are lucky enough to have more than one vessel, follow these instructions to add an additional vessel in Nebo.

Simply click:

  • Other > Profile > My Boats >
  • Click on the “+” sign top right of the screen >
  • Enter the details of your new vessel and scroll to the bottom and tap CREATE.
Add an additional vessel in Nebo

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If you have more than one boat set up in Nebo, here is how to switch between boats when starting a voyage in Nebo:

  • Standby > Prepare for Voyage >
  • Click on the “>” symbol beside boat that is displayed by default. This will open a drop down list with all your active boats.
  • Choose the correct boat you are cruising on and then click the back arrow “<"
  • Then hit ‘Start’ and you are set to go!
How to switch between boats when starting a voyage in Nebo

PLEASE NOTE: You can add as many vessels as you wish to Nebo. Click here to find out how to Add and Additional Vessel in Nebo.

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It is very easy to edit your personal profile on Nebo. Go to:

  • Other > Profile > My Profile >
  • Here you can update or change your First Name, Last Name and Email
  • Plus you can add a profile photo. This will make you easily identifying on the Nebo feed. To add a photo, click on the pen symbol next to Profile Photo. You have the option to ‘Take photo’ or choose one from your “Photo Library’.
  • Be sure to scroll to the bottom and hit SAVE to ensure the edit or update to your personal profile is saved.
How to edit your personal profile

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If want to add a photo of your boat to your Nebo boat profile, follow these steps:

  • Click on Other > Profile > My Boats >
  • Click on boat you want to add the image to >
  • Scroll down until you see BOAT PHOTO and click on the “+” sign, here you can add a photo. You can choose to take a photo or use one from your photo library.
  • Once you have added your photo be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and hit UPDATE and you are set to go!
Add a photo of your boat

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It’s easy to operate using settings you are most familiar with. To change your imperial and metric settings, simply go to:

  • Other > Settings

You can select settings for:

  • Speed – knots, kilometers per hours or miles per hour
  • Distance – nautical miles, kilometers, miles
  • Short Distance – metres, yards
  • Temperature – degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit

You can also turn on and off:

  • Satellite View
  • Auto Stop function
  • Battery Save Mode

Simply tap your preferred settings, then the back arrow at the top left “<" and you are ready to go! change your imperial and metric settings

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By starting a voyage, Nebo will commence auto-logging you journey. To start a voyage in Nebo, follow these steps:

Click on:

  • Standby > Prepare for Voyage
  • If you haven’t already added a boat, Nebo will prompt you to do so.
  • If you have your boat set up, simply hit START and you are set to go.

Optional Extra Functions:

  1. Give your voyage a name. This is optional, Nebo will automatically give your voyage a name if you do not wish to custom name your voyage.
  2. Select a boat, if you have more than one set up in Nebo. To see how to switch between boats click here, How to Switch Between Boats When Starting a Voyage.
  3. Work through your pre-start checklist (optional).
  4. Enter the names of any crew or guests (optional).
How to start a voyage in Nebo

Click START and Nebo will commence logging your voyage. Happy boating!

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When you complete your voyage and wish Nebo to stop auto-logging your trip, you can stop a voyage in Nebo by simply clicking STOP on the main underway screen.

How to stop a voyage in Nebo

You can then:

  1. Add a location name, if Nebo hasn’t added one for you
  2. Nominate your vessel status at the time of stopping (eg. in a pen, on a mooring, at anchor etc)
  3. Record the engine hours
  4. Share your voyage to the Nebo Feed so your friends can see you voyage. You can choose to switch this function on or off.
How to stop a voyage in Nebo Mobile app

You will also be asked to choose one of the following actions:

  1. Stop Voyage – your voyage will be saved to your log and also posted onto the Nebo feed (if you set “Share to Feed” as ON). Only your Nebo friends will see your activity on the Feed.
  2. Discard Voyage – your voyage will be discarded, and not saved to your log or feed, (this is handy for test voyages).
  3. Resume the voyage – Nebo will continue to log your voyage

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Photos are a great way to preserve your memories and enhance your log. You will be pleased to know that it is very easy to add photos to your Nebo log.

Simply start a voyage:

  • Standby > Prepare for Voyage > Start
  • You will then see the CAMERA icon bottom centre of your screen. Simply click on the camera and take as many pictures as you like.
  • These pictures will automatically be included in your log that is sent daily via PDF to your email.
  • If you decide to share you log to facebook, you will be asked to select which pictures you would like to include in your facebook post. Simply select the ones you want to include and click ‘Next’. These will now be displayed with your track and stats on your facebook.
add photos to your Nebo log

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Nebo allows you to easily share your log to facebook. Your friends will see your track and any photos you choose to include.

To share your log to Facebook simply follow these steps:

  • Feed > you will be defaulted to see MY LOGS
  • Scroll to find the voyage you want to share
  • Click on the facebook icon to the right of the voyage date >
  • Select any photos that you want to include & click next >
  • You are then taken to the Facebook platform >
  • Comment about the log (if desired) and choose who you wish to share with >
  • Click Post >
share your log to facebook

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If you no longer want to interact with another Nebo user it is very easy to unfriend someone in Nebo. Here is how to unfriend someone in Nebo:

  • Other > Friends > My Friends
  • You will see a list of your Friends, simply click on the red Unfriend button to remove that person.

Don’t worry, this person will not know you have unfriended them.

How to unfriend someone in Nebo

To find and connect with friends on Nebo, visit this article – How to find and connect with friends in Nebo.

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Like any GPS tracking app, Nebo can drain your battery. If your boat has charging facilities, it’s best to keep your device on charge whenever possible. There are a couple of things you can do to save battery power while using Nebo.

Switch on ‘Battery Save Mode’ by following these steps:

  • Other > Settings >
  • Battery saving mode > Toggle on Battery saving mode to ON

Turn your screen off:

We also recommend that you switch your screen off when you’re not interacting with Nebo. We’ve found the screen can be a power guzzler, so whenever possible, keep it turned off.

Nebo makes it easy to share your location with fellow boaters or anyone left behind on land. It’s a great way for them to know all is well onboard and your voyage is going ok. Using Nebo’s ‘Track Me’ function will allow friends or family to track your voyage, (they don’t even have to install Nebo).

To share your location, simply go to:

  • Other > Friends > Track Me > Share My Location
  • Click “Share my location” to share a link via via SMS, email, WhatsApp, Messenger etc.
  • Choose who you would like to share your location with and hit send.
Allow friends or family to track your voyage

When they click on the link, they’ll see a map showing your location, speed, and even the current weather. They don’t even need to install Nebo!

Use Nebo’s Track Me to complement your normal safety routine. It’s gives those onshore peace of mind and it’s always nice to know someone has your back!

NOTE: Your location won’t be updated if you don’t have a cellular data connection.

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Many people ask if they can use Nebo without mobile phone coverage.

YES, you can still use Nebo to log your voyage whilst you are outside mobile phone range.

Nebo will still be tracking your voyage outside of mobile range and will fill in your route as soon as you re-enter mobile coverage again.

However, some features will not be active during periods when you have no mobile phone network.

These include functions that require phone coverage eg:

Nebo without mobile phone coverage

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