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Old 10-12-2007, 05:57   #1
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Tidal prediction freeware

Here's a link to a neat little tidal prediction program with a worldwide database:

* JTides Home Page

(requires Java RunTime Engine v1.4 or newer.)

Potential users from the UK, a note from the author:
In April 2002, the UK Hydrographic Office ordered the removal of all UK tidal data from JTides and all other free tidal prediction programs. The fact that this is a free program, created in the public interest, has had no effect on their zeal to collect nonexistent copyright fees. The fact that this decision will decrease the safety of sailing in the UK has not swayed them in the slightest. I mention this because the absence of UK tidal data is one of the most common inquiries about JTides. I am powerless to shape the thinking of the bureaucrats in the UK Hydrographic office, and I can imagine Horatio Nelson shifting uncomfortably in his grave.
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Looks like an interesting program - I'm checking it out now.
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For the Mac, an excellent free Tide program is Mr. Tides 3

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Nice program, but unfortunately nothing for the Phillipines or even Hong Kong.

Does anyone know of a Tidal freeware for those locations?.....Tnx
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What about XTide? I use TideTool for the Palm OS, which uses the xtide engine and database. Originally developed for X Windows on Unix, it's available for just about every OS known to man - probably even OpenVMS on an Alpha or VAX... You do have one in your bilge, right?

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Nice program, but unfortunately nothing for the Phillipines or even Hong Kong.

Does anyone know of a Tidal freeware for those locations?.....Tnx
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For the Mac, an excellent free Tide program is Mr. Tides 3

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Mr Tides is the best!!! Have used it for many moons (as it shows the phases of the moon too)
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Here's a link to a neat little tidal prediction program with a worldwide database:

* JTides Home Page

(requires Java RunTime Engine v1.4 or newer.)

Potential users from the UK, a note from the author:
In April 2002, the UK Hydrographic Office ordered the removal of all UK tidal data from JTides and all other free tidal prediction programs. The fact that this is a free program, created in the public interest, has had no effect on their zeal to collect nonexistent copyright fees. The fact that this decision will decrease the safety of sailing in the UK has not swayed them in the slightest. I mention this because the absence of UK tidal data is one of the most common inquiries about JTides. I am powerless to shape the thinking of the bureaucrats in the UK Hydrographic office, and I can imagine Horatio Nelson shifting uncomfortably in his grave.
Understand and agree with you about all the UK red tape, but this link takes you to free UK tidal data.
BBC - Weather Centre - Coast and Sea - Tide Tables
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WXtide32 has also worked well for me with east coast US tide prediction
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