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Old 17-05-2018, 03:28   #31
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Re: Offshore Navigation Weather Forecast Aids

the Marine Weather Handbook is also a great resource. Best of all it is available free in a downloadable pdf

https://www.setsail.com/mwh.pdf
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Old 17-05-2018, 10:59   #32
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Manual Track Plot

Like most, I love electronics and rely on them as aids to navigation and weather. As a former military air navigator, when (not if) things go for a ***** you will truly appreciate your diligence in the hourly logging of a GPS position, course, speed and met info. Having a manual track plot of progress over the past day or week instills real confidence when you have an electrical failure or an EMP strikes...especially when crossing open oceans.

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Meteorology for Mariners (Met. O. ; 895)"
I got a copy from Abe Books for $US6.95 incl shipping from the UK!

Great info posted here...many thanks!
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Re: Offshore Navigation Weather Forecast Aids

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You might want to take a look at the Delorme (Garmin) InReach Tracker. This is an Iridium based system that will provide: trip tracking, weather, text messaging and Rescue Beacon service all in one package. I have used in numerous time doing offshore deliveries. I won't leave home without it. JMHO
We used inReach and subscribed to OCENS weather forecast service transmitted thru the InReach.
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We used inReach and subscribed to OCENS weather forecast service transmitted thru the InReach.
Very happy with the service. I think it was $12 per month, for 72 hour forecasts in 4 hour in increments. Wind direction and speed, wave and swell direction and height, precipitation, barometric pressure, cloud cover, temp. Comes over in columns. For your location or any lay-long you send it. We Bluetooth'd to iPad to use keyboard and large screen.
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