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Old 03-03-2013, 15:53   #1
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Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

We are going cruising in the San Juans and heading north this summer and wondering the best way to read tides and currents. We will have a 2003 Raymarine chart plotter,(C maps), a PC and an iPad4 on board. Go paper or electronics? The iPad does not have the GPS chip.
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

Just an FYI, most of the local (paper) phone books have a tide chart in them and can be found in marinas and stores. Can be handy to have something quick to look at.
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

There are Tide and Current apps for smart phones, tablets and laptops. Otherwise, pick up an old fashioned paper Tide and Current book at the local boating store after you get there or get one through Amazon before you go.

http://www.captainsnautical.com/1015...tion-2013.html
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

Get a copy of the Canadian Hydrographic Service Current Atlas and a copy of Murrays tables.





You might also use OpenCPN in your PC.
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

I used the tideApp app while living in the PNW, and had a little paper booklet as a backup. I got my tide books free from the marina we were berthed at, but the local stores sold copies cheap as well.

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Get a copy of the Canadian Hydrographic Service Current Atlas and a copy of Murrays tables.





You might also use OpenCPN in your PC.
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I used the tideApp app while living in the PNW, and had a little paper booklet as a backup. I got my tide books free from the marina we were berthed at, but the local stores sold copies cheap as well.

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You can also get the Canadian Tide Tables online here.
2013 Tide Tables - Tides, Currents, and Water Levels
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We are going cruising in the San Juans and heading north this summer and wondering the best way to read tides and currents. We will have a 2003 Raymarine chart plotter,(C maps), a PC and an iPad4 on board. Go paper or electronics? The iPad does not have the GPS chip.
For me Admirality Total Tide work best.



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We are going cruising in the San Juans and heading north this summer and wondering the best way to read tides and currents. We will have a 2003 Raymarine chart plotter,(C maps), a PC and an iPad4 on board. Go paper or electronics? The iPad does not have the GPS chip.
paper's good. Print these out from the NOAA

NOAA Tide Predictions

click "annual pdf" or text or whatever upper right corner for the whole year

PC is good too.read the above on the PC or install an application: For windows look up Jtides or wxtides as well as the good suggestions above
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+1 on DeepFrz. I usually print out a few pages that cover the areas and times that I need and have that with me.
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Just remember that that Canadian and US chart datum points are different; as much as 1.5 meters (5 feet). The tables for US reference ports on the CHS tables are based on MLLW, not Lowest Normal Tide.
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

I have OpenCPN on the PC, but I don't have the Canadian charts only US NOAA charts. Do you know where I can get them?
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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

This site has the information you need. Click on how to purchase and it will show you the vendors in your area. Oh yeah, the bad news. Canadian charts are not free.

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Re: Tide Charts for Pacific Northwest

How far north are you headed?

The chart books for the Gulf Islands (3313) and Desolation Sound (3312) are a less expensive way to go. They also have the relevant sections from Sailing Directions.
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