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Old 22-10-2017, 07:18   #1
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Anchor drag app for iPhone

Hi guys,
I've been looking for an app that will alert me (with long and loud sound if possible ) when the anchor drags. I can see some that look outdated... do you have some that you use and like?
Thanks, Emil
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Old 22-10-2017, 07:22   #2
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

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Hi guys,
I've been looking for an app that will alert me (with long and loud sound if possible ) when the anchor drags. I can see some that look outdated... do you have some that you use and like?
Thanks, Emil
Howdy Emil!

The threads found via this link should help you, as they contain many opinions and comments on the use of Anchor Drag Alarms and apps.

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...app&gsc.page=1

Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 22-10-2017, 07:53   #3
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

Give a try to : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anch...292028990?mt=8

The reson for it existance is the "Late Set" and "Pause" option

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Old 29-10-2017, 15:44   #4
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

I have been using Anchor! for awhile and it has been really great!
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Old 29-10-2017, 16:05   #5
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

Active captain put out a free App called "Drag Queen" Search Drag Queen Anchor alarm
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Old 30-10-2017, 00:09   #6
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

All alarms that I have tested generally work - the issue with me is the annoying fact that I need to set the alarm exactly when dropping the anchor wich do not happentex more then 50% of the time for didferent reasons ... hence AncAlarm is the only one with Late Set feature...
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Active captain put out a free App called "Drag Queen" Search Drag Queen Anchor alarm


Drag Queen will not work with iOS 11. They need to update the app!!!
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Old 30-10-2017, 09:11   #8
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

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Give a try to : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anch...292028990?mt=8

The reson for it existance is the "Late Set" and "Pause" option

I've generated some free promo codes for everone who wants to try it :

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Thanks, v. You have incorporated some interesting features and they make perfect sense. I'm looking forward to trying it out on the water in a couple of weeks.
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Old 30-10-2017, 10:10   #9
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

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Originally Posted by vtomanov View Post
Give a try to : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anch...292028990?mt=8

The reson for it existance is the "Late Set" and "Pause" option

I've generated some free promo codes for everone who wants to try it :

FAKTATP6HEMH
963R9YLN44P6
7WTW37EW93EJ
KYJK4PJFHNMJ
HNRL46ALLXLX
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FNRRJRFW9KKY
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9LRM4JWXYAE3
R7TRTPN73MXY


How to use promo codes here :

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That's a great idea. I will give it a try ... thanks
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Old 31-10-2017, 05:39   #10
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Re: Anchor drag app for iPhone

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Originally Posted by vtomanov View Post
Give a try to : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anch...292028990?mt=8

The reson for it existance is the "Late Set" and "Pause" option

I've generated some free promo codes for everone who wants to try it :

FAKTATP6HEMH
963R9YLN44P6
7WTW37EW93EJ
KYJK4PJFHNMJ
HNRL46ALLXLX
3KLRKJKF99X7
FNRRJRFW9KKY
9JE6RNFJFREN
9LRM4JWXYAE3
R7TRTPN73MXY


How to use promo codes here :

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Tried your APP. Works fairly well.
It's not the only APP with a "late set" ability; Boat sentry and Vesper do this.

Two things that I think would make your APP better:

1/ Show position history. It's very helpful to see where the boat is swinging/moving.

2/ It seems strange to me that "Alarm Distance" is in the setting menu.
Need to set this in each new anchoring situation.
For a Late Set: it seems that this could be set automatically by adding a configured distance to the distance to anchor.
For a Position Set: it would be simpler if "Alarm Distance" could be set from (and displayed on) the main screen.
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Tried your APP. Works fairly well.
It's not the only APP with a "late set" ability; Boat sentry and Vesper do this.

Two things that I think would make your APP better:

1/ Show position history. It's very helpful to see where the boat is swinging/moving.

2/ It seems strange to me that "Alarm Distance" is in the setting menu.
Need to set this in each new anchoring situation.
For a Late Set: it seems that this could be set automatically by adding a configured distance to the distance to anchor.
For a Position Set: it would be simpler if "Alarm Distance" could be set from (and displayed on) the main screen.
1. yep position history is good - thinking about it for some time to bring it back- the reason to remove it at first place was that there was too many dots on the screen in some point.... thinking about some better wey to represent it currently...

2. not clear - everytime I drop different chain wieght depending on the depth and expected weather...

if you mean to calculate automaticaly the point around which the boat swings.. already tried it do not work as most of the time the boat swings about some part of the chain to exactly around the anchor... and whne the real wind comes and you actually need teh alarm it is not correct
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1. yep position history is good - thinking about it for some time to bring it back- the reason to remove it at first place was that there was too many dots on the screen in some point.... thinking about some better wey to represent it currently...

2. not clear - everytime I drop different chain wieght depending on the depth and expected weather...

if you mean to calculate automaticaly the point around which the boat swings.. already tried it do not work as most of the time the boat swings about some part of the chain to exactly around the anchor... and whne the real wind comes and you actually need teh alarm it is not correct
Regarding the Position History:

I hope you can add this. The Vesper Marine APP has it, but they seem to record every single point and try to draw them bogging things down. I just want to see a general picture.

Regarding setting the Alarm Distance":

I usually set the alarm just after backing down on the anchor and use the "Late Set" function. In this case, I think the "Alarm Distance" could be set automatically by adding a configurable distance to the Distance to Anchor.

Generally I think it would be good if you displayed the "Alarm Distance" on the main screen and allowed it to be easily adjusted from the main screen.
You would also need to re-label "Distance" to "Distance to Anchor" to make it clear.
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Tried your APP. Works fairly well.
It's not the only APP with a "late set" ability; Boat sentry and Vesper do this.

Two things that I think would make your APP better:

1/ Show position history. It's very helpful to see where the boat is swinging/moving.

2/ It seems strange to me that "Alarm Distance" is in the setting menu.
Need to set this in each new anchoring situation.
For a Late Set: it seems that this could be set automatically by adding a configured distance to the distance to anchor.
For a Position Set: it would be simpler if "Alarm Distance" could be set from (and displayed on) the main screen.

Thanks guys, I'll give the apps a try. Although I can't find the Boat sentry on the appstore anymore, and it seems the Vesper needs additional hardware or I'm missing something?
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Thanks guys, I'll give the apps a try. Although I can't find the Boat sentry on the appstore anymore, and it seems the Vesper needs additional hardware or I'm missing something?
Seems that Boat Sentry has not been updated for IOS11.

Yes, The Vesper APP only works with the Vesper AIS/GPS.
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