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Old 12-21-2017, 11:17 AM   #21
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Buy a set of tide tables showing standard ports and secondary port variations.
Paper charts have tidal streams on the back, if you cant understand it without a computer go back to night school.
I don't mean to be rude or abrasive but if you can do simple mental arithmetic and count to twelve you can work it out in your head.
If you're new to the sea go to the first seaport, moor there for a week, watch and learn the rhythm of the weather and the sea.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:56 AM   #22
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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.
I got this one at the NW maritime center in Port Townsend. I think Fisheries has them no sure about WM.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:39 PM   #23
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Buy a set of tide tables showing standard ports and secondary port variations.
Paper charts have tidal streams on the back, if you cant understand it without a computer go back to night school.
I don't mean to be rude or abrasive but if you can do simple mental arithmetic and count to twelve you can work it out in your head.
If you're new to the sea go to the first seaport, moor there for a week, watch and learn the rhythm of the weather and the sea.
Lol I'd call it more ignorant than rude. In this century it's just nice to have convenience and speed when it's there. But thanks for your input.
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:20 PM   #24
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I use AyeTides on my iPhone. I find it's really handy for planning departures or other tide-dependent activities without having to dig out a table or book when the computer's not running. The app has a GPS function that finds the closest station.

While underway, it's CE and its tide/current functions. Couldn't be easier, <shift> T for tides, <shift> C for currents.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:36 PM   #25
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Buy a set of tide tables showing standard ports and secondary port variations.
Paper charts have tidal streams on the back, if you cant understand it without a computer go back to night school.
I don't mean to be rude or abrasive but if you can do simple mental arithmetic and count to twelve you can work it out in your head.
If you're new to the sea go to the first seaport, moor there for a week, watch and learn the rhythm of the weather and the sea.
What about seaports with diurnal tides? Or worse, mixed, semi-diurnal?

My paper charts are blank on the back....or just another chart, nothing with tides unless you are talking charts of tidal ranges.

Learning rythm in one week doesnt mean the same size tides the next.

And I agree with the OP, why bother with the calculating, when a single click can give it instantly plus a couple clicks more to change dates?

Plus the graphics are going to show the "rhythm" a lot quicker than sitting for days to get a miniscule glimpse of tidal changes.

I am old school in a lot of things...but this is about data more than seamanship....and getting it easy isnt bad.
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The Ports and Passes annual book covers PNW for tides and currents, WA, BC and SE AK. Available online or from places like LFS. Around $20. Lots of info.
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