I use it and plan to keep using it. My receiver and MFD are furuno
, but I think all brands are likely the same. Keep in mind that it is US only, with some bleed over beyond that. But if you are venturing further than that it won't give you anything.
I use it mostly for the finer granularity wind
predictions that it gives. Last summer we traveled the outer St Lawrence around the Gaspe peninsula and it gets pretty windy up there. The Canadian Weather Service
predictions covered very large zones and reported the worst expected in that zone. But depending on wind
direction, selective areas could be much different. I could see whether the shore I was following was going to be OK or nasty, see how much I needed to hug the shore, and see how far I could go before becoming exposed again. The predictions were quite accurate.
BUT.... it tells you current
conditions, not predictions out more than the current
model. Or at least that's all I could figure out how to get out of it, but that may just be confusion between me and my MFD, of which there is much. I actually think it's supposed to provide forecasts. Anyone know how to make that work
on an MFD12?
Oh, and you can suspend the service
for up to 6 months a year. I don't know if that's cumulative, all in one batch, or what, but I suspend if over the winter while the boat
is hauled and reactivate when I hit the water
in the spring.