Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-01-2012, 06:37   #1
Registered User
 
Playtime's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portsmouth
Boat: Bavaria 38 Ocean
Posts: 9
OpenCPN Tides and Currents

I'm using 2.5.0 and can see tides for the UK and Netherlands/Germany plus North America and Australia.

I can't see any currents except for North America.

Is there any additional tide/current data available for northern Europe? I'm especially looking for currents for UK/France and tides for France.
__________________

__________________
Playtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 10:25   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
sailorF54's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Perros-Guirec, France
Boat: Jeanneau Sunshine 36
Posts: 829
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

Quote:
Originally Posted by Playtime View Post
I'm using 2.5.0 and can see tides for the UK and Netherlands/Germany plus North America and Australia.

I can't see any currents except for North America.

Is there any additional tide/current data available for northern Europe? I'm especially looking for currents for UK/France and tides for France.
Download
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzW...MmM1MDdm&hl=fr

Don't forget to check/compare with official documents, though...
__________________

__________________
sailorF54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 12:08   #3
Registered User
 
Playtime's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portsmouth
Boat: Bavaria 38 Ocean
Posts: 9
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

Hi SailorF54

I've just downloaded the files and they work fine.

That was exactly what I was looking for - many thanks.

I do my passage planning using the 'real thing' (i.e. paper) but the real time info provided on OpenCPN is useful as a check when on passage.
__________________
Playtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 09:53   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 488
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorF54 View Post
Download
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzW...MmM1MDdm&hl=fr

Don't forget to check/compare with official documents, though...
How do you implement that into the program OpenCpn?
Bye
P_Dub
__________________
P_Dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 10:17   #5
Registered User
 
SvLetitgo's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Boat: Lagoon 380 Letitgo
Posts: 110
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

copy and paste it into your tcdata in the opencpn folder

reopen and you have it
__________________
svletitgo.com

From Dreamer to doer
SvLetitgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 13:29   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 83
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

Hi

When you paste this into the tcdata folder you will of course overwrite the existing worldwide harmonic file that is already there and every time you update OPCN that file will itself then be overwritten as well.

It would surely be far better to have a FULL WORLDWIDE harmonic file that includes all of the tides and currents.

Is there anyone working on producing this harmonic data or are the updates only available on a regional basis.

I personally would appreciate more tide and current info for the South pacific region and if there is such a file available then please advise me.
__________________
dougwm10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 14:58   #7
Registered User
 
lolarose's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 128
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

you do not have to overwrite the existing worldwide harmonic file that is alredy there




__________________
lolarose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2012, 10:24   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 488
Re: OpenCPN Tides and Currents

Quote:
Originally Posted by SvLetitgo View Post
copy and paste it into your tcdata in the opencpn folder

reopen and you have it
I don't know what you did but it does not work for me. The only way is to rebuild it all. Something is wrong somewhere.
Bye
P_DUb
__________________

__________________
P_Dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
opencpn

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feature Requests bdbcat OpenCPN 2480 Today 01:04
Strait of Juan de Fuca - Please Help :) HistoryWriter Our Community 17 17-12-2011 15:58
Currents MichelRemillard Our Community 5 28-08-2011 08:35
Current and Tides dockgoody Our Community 3 11-07-2011 21:41



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.