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Old 20 April 2005, 11:54   #1
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FREE Tide Times

I have looked and cant find anywhere online that offers free tide information beyond a 6 day outlook. After 6 days in the future the buggers all want money.

Does anyone know of a place online to get tide info for free .... for the whole year?
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Old 20 April 2005, 11:56   #2
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Why dont you look in an almanac or buy yourslef a local tide table for where you want to go.
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Old 20 April 2005, 12:27   #3
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just do a search on google - there are loads!!! Just don't make the mistake of using the word "free" in your search!!!
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Old 20 April 2005, 12:27   #4
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Try this site

http://www.digiserv.co.uk/ukfr/gbtide.htm
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Old 20 April 2005, 12:34   #5
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Here is a GREAT tide program and its only 10.95.

Tide Plotter

Buy it you cheapskate!

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Old 20 April 2005, 13:19   #6
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Why should you BUY software when it is available all over the world for NOTHING!!!

I have found a great prog call Jtides that would be all you would ever need BUT does not include UK data - it has everywhere else in the WORLD bar the Uk - WHY???

http://www.arachnoid.com/JTides/index.html

Here is what they say

# Note about UK Coverage

* In April 2002, the UK Hydrographic Office ordered the removal of all UK tidal data from JTides and all other free tidal prediction programs. The fact that this is a free program, created in the public interest, has had no effect on their zeal to collect nonexistent copyright fees. The fact that this decision will decrease the safety of sailing in the UK has not swayed them in the slightest.

I mention this because the absence of UK tidal data is one of the most common inquiries about JTides. I am powerless to shape the thinking of the bureaucrats in the UK Hydrographic office, and I imagine Lord Nelson is shifting uncomfortably in his grave!!!

So in other words the UK Hydrographic Office are nothing but SCUM!!!
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The fact that this decision will decrease the safety of sailing in the UK has not swayed them in the slightest.
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So in other words the UK Hydrographic Office are nothing but SCUM!!!
Sounds a bit like they share a bed with the Met Office then!

As a flyer too all the weather and safety info is via a freephone number and you can even talk to a forecaster in the US here you get to pay around 1.50 a min for a faxback service!

RIP OFF BRITIAN is alive and well!

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Old 20 April 2005, 13:57   #8
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You could always ring the coastguard for the tide info, and we also give out all the weather info we have for free, becuase we are nice people
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Old 20 April 2005, 14:35   #9
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the UK Hydrographic Office are nothing but SCUM!!!
If you feel so strongly, perhaps you ought to articulate yourself to them directly: http://www.ukho.gov.uk/contacts.html

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Old 20 April 2005, 16:16   #10
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If you feel so strongly, perhaps you ought to articulate yourself to them directly: http://www.ukho.gov.uk/contacts.html

I hope that codprawn approves of you as well!
Swansea coastguard are brilliant - really helpfull - can only assume others around the UK likewise although maybe the ones based around the Solent etc are a bit busy for nicities these days???
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