Thread: Tide Clocks
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:14 AM   #11
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RE: Tide Clocks

I believe it's programmed in (Tables) but in my case, at least, it's been quite accurate for the last 5 years. (As long as I have* owned this boat) With one push of a button, I get the wave line, indicating whether the water is getting deeper or shallower (tide in or out) and a vertical line , indicating the actual time of day. Also "High" and "Low" tides and their times are indicated as well as the tide levels in "feet.") At the south end of San Diego Bay the water can get quite shallow at low tide. While running to a resort for breakfast, the shortest rout is over the skinniest water. A glance at my tide chart tells me whether or not to take the longer route. (The channel) Since the chart info is WGS 84, (26 years old) I use the tide chart quite a bit.

The "asterisk" button (bottom right) is all I need to push to get this information. Many of the plotters have this function.
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