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Old 22-07-2013, 06:40   #16
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Re: Panama Tides

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Factors such as the contour of the seabed and geography of the shoreline have a major affect on the height and timing of tides. In simplistic terms it's similar to how waves behave e.g. summing and subtraction and increased height in shallow water. I do recall reading that the tide is essentially a wave that circles the Earth at 800 km/ph so this if no surprise.
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These days usually software...or a very long stick. : )
I guess so.

I was just wondering because I was thinking of all the "don't rely on electricity" folks and what they have.
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We had an interesting experience at the northern tip of Queensland where getting the tides and currents right really matters. Between three boats we had four different electronic tide/current predictors (Garmin, Navionics, etc) along with printed tables from the Queensland government and they were different by hours. The most accurate was the printed book.

Which I am going to equate as "local knowledge".
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