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Old 12-18-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Tides

Anyone use a ride app for a PC. Got lots on my phone but wanted something on my computer that was simple.
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I use Coastal Explorer for nav on my laptop. It has a pretty good tide predictor, includes currents too. Will not include wind driven tides, you need real time data from tide stations for that, thus some sort of internet connection. Wind effects can change tides quite a bit depending on where you are.
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Doesn't your navigation program have tides?
Or do you not have one on your computer? If not, you should get one.
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The Boat/US app has a tide function.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:16 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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In app tides and currents is one of the deciding factors in the navigation tools I use. Coastal Explorer and OpenCPN both have excellent device resident tides and currents. On my iPAd, Navionics has excellent tide and current information and it is device resident.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #7
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I use Tide Tables & Charts by TIDES.net when I just want tide info and am not running a nav program.

Many more stations than found in nav programs, especially for Alaska.
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NOAA has both Tide and Current pages. All stations...

Don't have the links on this computer, but it'seasy to find...

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Old 12-19-2017, 05:09 PM   #9
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We always check more than one source for tide data. It’s amazing how different high tide for the same location can vary.
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:43 PM   #10
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We like JTides

https://arachnoid.com/JTides/
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Agree, for the money Navionics on an IPad along with other reference materials are well worth the money.
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If you have �� iPhone Ocean Watch is a nice app.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:46 AM   #13
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NOAA has both Tide and Current pages. All stations...

Don't have the links on this computer, but it'seasy to find...

And now I'm on one of our main computers... These are links we use a lot in our local area. Click around to navigate to where might be useful...

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/no...75737&legacy=1

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/st...tml?id=8575512

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/no...s?id=ACT4966_1

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Hmm...

We do not have 6v batteries (another conversation, joke) and it is also not a tide Baltic seas at all and it is really nice at this.

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14 posts so far and I haven’t seen anthing at all about tides.
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We get one of these every year.
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Does this Calendar show the daily snow fall up here?

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Thanks Dave,
Where are they availible?
West Marine or ?.

With that tide table one can factor in the tide differences for (as an example) all of Puget Sound and the islands. If I had the chart for Everett or LaConner it should be easy. For as often as I need tide information this should do fine.
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We always check more than one source for tide data. It’s amazing how different high tide for the same location can vary.

Yes. For sure! But it’s kinda like having two clocks—which one is correct?

For the BC coast, travel through any passes with strong currents should be verified using the CHS tables. For example the tables on AyeTides for Malibu Rapids are uniformly wrong as are the tables on Coastal Explorer for Dent Rapids.

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Doesn't your navigation program have tides?
Or do you not have one on your computer? If not, you should get one.
I just bought a 2 in 1 PC. I use Navionics on an iPad but am looking to move to PC only. So right now I am also looking for nav software on PC.
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