I do understand the need for weather
Originally Posted by Pitchondesign
I do have a need for email at sea. It is to get grib files from SailDoc, twice a day, when out of cell range.
What I do find somewhat confusing is that some decide on GRIB's (the raw computer model data) rather than the synoptic charts
/ WeFax charts
(drawn by experienced maritime meteorologists)?
Along with the added requirement of "sending for" and "downloading" these GRIB charts (via email), versus the free HF broadcasts of synoptic charts...
(and the costs of software/modem/interfaces, and any subscriptions, etc.)
For most offshore
sailing, which I started doing decades ago (my first cruising was as a kid in the 1960's, Bahamas
....and then 10 years later, across the Atlantic and few seasons in the Med, etc....followed by more Atlantic crossings and more cruising thru the Caribbean
and Bahamas)....most sailors will find HF WeFax charts (updated 4 times a day) to be the Gold Standard of offshore weather
And, of course, these require no email connectivity, no modem
, no subscriptions, etc....
No worries though, we all have our desires and make our own choices....
So, no big deal here...
And, no more ramblings from me today, on this....