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Old 26-02-2011, 23:28   #1
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Tide Tables for South Pacific

Hey All

We are looking to get tide tables for the SP Islands. Have tried to find an almanac for the area(to buy online), no luck as yet.

Have searched here and also looked for printable options online butno joy yet.

Any one got any ideas?????

Please bear with me as I am not so hot on the search the internet thing...always spend hours looking for stuff that other people find in minutes

Regards Clare

PS Obviously I have found the online daily tide times but we are required to carry actual tide tables for our clearance inspection. Tx
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Old 27-02-2011, 07:04   #2
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seems to have a good collection of tides for this area. Otherwise just ask anybody to fax or email you relevant table page from the nearest harbour and you are set.

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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

Great, thanks for that will go check out.

Good idea re ask a local too

Much appreciated

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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

Go to WXTide32 - Tides and Currents for Win9x/NT it's a neat little program and download all the map add ons too. It's a good global database that does tides almost everywhere. South Pacific included. It's free and uses the best model there really is for a global prediction. I've used for years and find it agrees with any other source I've ever found.

I was able to run it on a pocket PC as well as a desktop. You can print tide tables for anyplace and any date, setup a time clock for any place and leave it running.
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Go to WXTide32 - Tides and Currents for Win9x/NT it's a neat little program and download all the map add ons too. It's a good global database that does tides almost everywhere. South Pacific included. It's free and uses the best model there really is for a global prediction. I've used for years and find it agrees with any other source I've ever found.

I was able to run it on a pocket PC as well as a desktop. You can print tide tables for anyplace and any date, setup a time clock for any place and leave it running.
Fabulous will add it to list to look at!

See, I just love CF. Ya only gotta ask and someone can always help out. Hope I can return the favours one day in future
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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

G'Day Clare,

Alas, but I believe that the current version of WXtide no longer uses the Brit Admiralty harmonic constants to calculate the tides in many of the SP island nations. Those stingy buggers wanted the author of this excellent free program to pay stiff royalties for the use of that info. So now, at least for the island groups we frequent (New Cal, Vanuatu and Solomons) the predictions are referred to Yokahama, and in short, are not usable... way off in both time and magnitude. It still works well in Oz, though, and doubtless many other places.

I think that tidal downloads are available for New Cal via their Met Bureau website (also good forecasts, albeit in French).

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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

Here is one of my favorites. World Site Selection Map for WWW Tide Predictor

Maybe the Aussies will have something better later tonight.
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G'Day Clare,

Alas, but I believe that the current version of WXtide no longer uses the Brit Admiralty harmonic constants to calculate the tides in many of the SP island nations. Those stingy buggers wanted the author of this excellent free program to pay stiff royalties for the use of that info. So now, at least for the island groups we frequent (New Cal, Vanuatu and Solomons) the predictions are referred to Yokahama, and in short, are not usable... way off in both time and magnitude. It still works well in Oz, though, and doubtless many other places.

I think that tidal downloads are available for New Cal via their Met Bureau website (also good forecasts, albeit in French).

Cheers,

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G'Day again,

Just checked, and I find that the Sollies are OK in WXTide. NCal and Vanuatu are still NFG, with data referred to Yokahama.
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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

ok ok lol slow down you guys

Remember I have shaken brain syndrome. I will have to bookmark all these suggestions and try to digest when I am functioning better lol. Or get the boss to read this thru when he is home sometime, he has the brains. Not sure what I bring to the equation yet lol. Brawn????

Man what ever happened to those nifty little paper books you just pop in your back pocket lol.
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The French software mentioned #2 uses WXTide data (along some with other sources) - but I am not sure what is included re. the Admiralty harmonics.

In any location you can guess your tide by judging where the moon is. You will not know the range though before you are in a place for at least 12 hours. In fact, we hardly ever needed tide tables in SP. I can only remember 1 such place in Cooks.

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Re: Tide Tables for Sth Pacific

Tried to open the downloaded program and came up with a virus (dial32) I think I will give it a miss.
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Which program? What source? What antivir?

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WXTide32 - Tides and Currents for Win9x/NT downloaded this file and tried to open it. Stopzilla blocked it and identified the virus dial32 as a dialer type virus with a severity level as high.
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The French software mentioned #2 uses WXTide data (along some with other sources) - but I am not sure what is included re. the Admiralty harmonics.

In any location you can guess your tide by judging where the moon is. You will not know the range though before you are in a place for at least 12 hours. In fact, we hardly ever needed tide tables in SP. I can only remember 1 such place in Cooks.

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For us it is legal requirement to carry the tables onboard in order to get our cat 1 certificate to leave the country.

otherwise why bother just look it up online as req etc etc
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For us it is legal requirement to carry the tables onboard in order to get our cat 1 certificate to leave the country.

otherwise why bother just look it up online as req etc etc
If that be the case then I would think a marine supplier in NZ would/should have tide tables for sale.
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