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EllanVannin 26-02-2011 23:28

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:confused:

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

barnakiel 27-02-2011 07:04

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Application:

Marées dans le Monde

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.

Cheers,
b.

EllanVannin 27-02-2011 07:09

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Great, thanks for that will go check out.

Good idea re ask a local too

Much appreciated

Regards Clare

Pblais 27-02-2011 07:14

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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.

EllanVannin 27-02-2011 07:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pblais (Post 629760)
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 :flowers:

Jim Cate 27-02-2011 19:05

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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,

Jim

delmarrey 27-02-2011 19:28

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

Maybe the Aussies will have something better later tonight. ;););)

Jim Cate 27-02-2011 19:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cate (Post 630245)
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,

Jim

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.

EllanVannin 28-02-2011 03:15

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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.

barnakiel 28-02-2011 08:19

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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.

b.

SimonV 28-02-2011 08:33

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

barnakiel 28-02-2011 08:35

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Which program? What source? What antivir?

b.

SimonV 28-02-2011 08:53

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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.

EllanVannin 28-02-2011 15:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by barnakiel (Post 630573)
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.

b.


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

delmarrey 28-02-2011 15:28

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Quote:

Originally Posted by EllanVannin (Post 631017)
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. :)

barnakiel 28-02-2011 16:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by EllanVannin (Post 631017)
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

Like they make you have SP tables onboard if you are leaving your country. And how do they know that you are going to sail SP? Unless you are a SP country already in which case you should have the tables onboard anyway (for your country, but why for any other location?).

Or am I mixing things up?

PS If you want to be Category 1 then it makes sense your equipment is top spec to this Category. We are category 558888882769, somehow we made it across SP without (printed) tables (but with good understanding of how the tides work and how to predict them without tables).

barnie

barnakiel 28-02-2011 16:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SimonV (Post 630600)
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.

Using AVG virus (free) here. Downloaded ver. 4.7 zip format no virus reported by AVG.

If you are bothered by the apparent virus try the application I suggested in post #2 above - it is a different application but uses the same tide data plus some other sources.

Cheers,
b.

EllanVannin 28-02-2011 18:00

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OMG I am such an idiont did not even think of the obvious. I was just trying to do it from home online. Thanks for that sage advice.:)

Jim Cate 28-02-2011 19:47

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Quote:

Originally Posted by EllanVannin (Post 631227)
OMG I am such an idiont did not even think of the obvious. I was just trying to do it from home online. Thanks for that sage advice.:)

Clare,

From memory, the folks at the British Admiralty publish tide tables world-wide at their usual rapacious prices. Your local chart agent should be able to source them for you.

What I was suggesting was to use one of the free tide prediction programs to print out enough tables to satisfy your local Cat One nazi inspector (how's that for non-PC!)? Shouldn't be too hard!

Hang in there! Other places are easier to escape from than NZed!

Cheers,

Jim

EllanVannin 28-02-2011 19:54

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LOLLOL thanks that is so helpful:thumb:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cate (Post 631337)
Clare,

From memory, the folks at the British Admiralty publish tide tables world-wide at their usual rapacious prices. Your local chart agent should be able to source them for you.

What I was suggesting was to use one of the free tide prediction programs to print out enough tables to satisfy your local Cat One nazi inspector (how's that for non-PC!)? Shouldn't be too hard!

Hang in there! Other places are easier to escape from than NZed!

Cheers,

Jim


EllanVannin 28-02-2011 21:42

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Thanks for all that help. The info provided will certainly help us gather info as and when required.

I am sillier than I think...just rechecked Cat1 requirements due to post that questioned carrying all the tables aboard. And doh:banghead: that requirement is for Cat 4 and 5 not Cat1. I am due for a new brain I think.

But hey all is not lost now I know the best spots online for free tide tables:)


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