This tutorial will walk you through setting up your profile and adding your boat info so that autorouting will work properly for your boat.

Open Your Argo Profile

Tap the menu icon, found in the top right corner of Argo’s Home screen Home Screen Icon, and choose My Profile from the list of options.

profile menu

Add Your Profile Info

Tap on the Edit Icon‘s to change your username, add a profile picture, add your boat info, and set up your interests.

Note: Boat Info has 3 required fields (Boat Name, Boat Type and Draft).


Why Add Your Boat Info?

Argo needs the following information in order for the autorouting to run properly:

  1. Home Port
    Add your Home Port Port of Origin Icon to your profile to make creating routes easier.
  2. Draft and Buffer
    Argo uses the boat’s draft and buffer (margin of safety above your draft) to create safe color-coded routes for your boat.
  3. Estimated Average Speed
    Argo uses your boat’s estimated average speed to calculate an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
profile boat settings

Want Details on Boat Info Fields?

Tap the question Icon icon to get more info on the boat info fields and how they are used by the app.

  1. Buffer
    The buffer is used to provide a safety margin above your draft for autorouting. Route color is yellow if within your buffer and alerts you that water depth is getting close to your draft. Default – 5 ft.
  2. Height
    Height is measured from the waterline to the highest part of the boat and is used to help navigate and alert you of bridges with low clearance.
  3. Fuel Consumption
    Argo uses your boat’s estimated fuel consumption to determine the fuel usage on a voyage or trip.
boat detail fields screen

Add Affiliations

Add marinas and clubs that you are affiliated with in order for you to more easily find other Argo boaters with the same affiliations. This will help you find and add friends.


Set Up Your Interests

Choose from a variety of interests – ranging from fishing and water skiing to boat mechanics. Argo will use this info to find fun boating opportunities for you.

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