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Old 03-17-2016, 08:39 PM   #21
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There are a lot of tools available to us today and we each have to select which ones to use. As we don't anchor often (maybe average 2 to 3 nights a year), then Skipper Bob's has too much that isn't applicable to us to wade through. We're not their target audience. Doesn't mean it's bad, just not so much for us.
True..old info isn't necessarily bad...but the trick is to know when it is no longer current.

Like on paper charts...many landmasses don't change but ATON does, new NDZs, new restricted areas, etc.....

The minute anything goes to print...it could be already superseded unless you are on a good update list.

The beauty of current internet charts (NOAA) and Active Captain info...is if compared to old or other info...at least a difference gives you an alert.....without it...and just going on some almost already year old printed info, you are just hoping things haven't changed.

Not sure that's the best approach to anything.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:29 AM   #22
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I pass those same boats every year too...I just use Active Captain on my tablet and a mile away a woman's voice alerts me..."caution, shoaling ahead"...so I scan the hazard and 87 comments on the area...some as fresh as the day before....Can Skipper Bob do that?

Plus...I was never a fan of Skipper Bobs stuff anyway....

Thank goodness it 's a women's voice.
You were the guy I passed who never looked up, reading 87 posts in less than a mile. 😂
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #23
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I pass those same boats every year too...I just use Active Captain on my tablet and a mile away a woman's voice alerts me..."caution, shoaling ahead"...so I scan the hazard and 87 comments on the area...some as fresh as the day before....Can Skipper Bob do that?

Plus...I was never a fan of Skipper Bobs stuff anyway....

I keep hearing about Active Captain.
I am going to make a point of learning all I can about the service. More and more people are talking about it.
Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:02 PM   #24
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Thank goodness it 's a women's voice.
You were the guy I passed who never looked up, reading 87 posts in less than a mile. 😂
At least I wasn't aground..
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