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Old 12 August 2017, 16:46   #21
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Hey, thanks for the tips I'll be getting there for around 12 if you are out. Thanks Fenlander.
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Old 12 August 2017, 16:59   #22
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Sadly not able to get out for a couple of weekends... huge family workload at the moment. Enjoy the day.
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Old 12 August 2017, 17:52   #23
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Also the Navionics app is great! It shows everything on the nautical map plus real time tide with sea height and current speed. It auto calculates routes as well. This is what I will use for my GPS but as a guide.
From experience with Navionics as a racing sailor as good as it is I'd take it's tide and current data more as rough notes rather than something to rely on!
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Old 13 August 2017, 14:48   #24
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Thanks Davkt. To be fair I have only used it for route planning to see where the channels are and areas to avoid. I rarely use whilst out on the water.

Also thanks for the tips Fenlander. We had an awesome day out today. We launched at Mersea and went round to Clacton-on-sea pier. Then headed back to the beach you suggested for a picnic. The weather was great and the sea was really calm. Never had any issues with the outboard since changing the fuel tank and line. BTW forgot to mention that I have upgraded to a 380 with aluminium deck. I still have the 10HP Tohatsu and it was comfortable with 3 up today. I will probably upgrade this when I have a bit more experience.

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Old 13 August 2017, 16:00   #25
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Good to see your report and pics... a very familiar location! I looked at the marine forecast last night and the sea state looked very calm... glad it was in reality.
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