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Simon Currin
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9/26/2018
Simon Currin
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PredictWind does it for us and they have recently become sellers of IridiumGo airtime which makes it easier to save money on Iridium costs if only using it part time. They have made significant changes to their tracking map too.

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Simon Currin
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Bill Balme
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9/26/2018
Bill Balme
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Daria, we signed up for fastseas and are disappointed. It doesn't look far enough ahead to make sensible passage decisions. I tried it for our recent passage from the Azores to Ireland. It had me going basically direct, into a light headwind a lot of the way and motoring for over 50% of the passage. Instead, we took an immediate diversion west and got ourselves over a windless ridge an into favorable air - resulting in a good passage with minimal motoring. It's an interesting program, but I think not really able to assist longer passages that require some strategic thinking. Fastseas appears to be more a tactical, short range tool - in my opinion.

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Bill Balme
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Daria Blackwell
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11/16/2017
Daria Blackwell
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Windyty has added an interesting feature. Electronic weather routing. https://www.fastseas.com/

Has anyone tried it yet? I wonder how reliable it is? I love their disclaimers and warnings.

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Daria Blackwell - Rear Commodore, PR Officer, Editor OCC Digital Comms & Port Officer, West of Ireland s/v Aleria http://www.coastalboating.net
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