Can't say I'm to surprised. But hey free beer
at the local pub definitely sounds good! I was thinking the only way anyone would honestly pay for this kind of service is if they wanted a very in depth
Briefing on what conditions to look for, with information from Synoptic to Micro scale.. all that good stuff.
As for what kinda Magic I need to get my voodoo Off the ground, just a basic Internet
connection is fine to gather lots of products to build a forecast
. I need to start looking into what kinda information you can gather from these "Weather Fax" systems I keep hearing about. Anyone got the details on that?
Or I could get off my bum and research
Just for the record
I'd never charge anyone for a quick forecast or a simple explanation. I was thinking a bit large scale, fully detailed briefing with resource martial printed, Toss in a bit of climatology for the area they plan on sailing to/around. As the pilots say, its just better to get the information right out of the forecasters mouth. Explained in detail, and their to answer any questions.
But like you said there is allot of good free information out on the intar-webs. I like the thought of being able to do 2 of my favorite things at once, Sail and Weather.