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Old 02 September 2015, 07:10   #1
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Its all looking a little blowy up north for the next three days.
My boating window for this month and the rest of the summer
seems to be slamming shut !
(Too much work - not free again for another 6 weeks )

Looking through the weather and specifically marine websites, there seems to
be some new ones (or new to me) and I know this topic gets a frequent visit
on the site but it may be worth another poke with the stick.

What's everyones preferred Marine weather website currently?
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Old 02 September 2015, 07:12   #2
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Old 02 September 2015, 07:55   #3
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I use the same as Dave plus wind guru. I have to say that XC has not been on the mark here in the west. But hi its for casting not exact predictions worst luck!!


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XC seems to have pretty much spot on for Nth Wales so far this season 👍
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I like to see the GRIB data on a map - it gives me a much better feel for what might actually happen. I was using ZyGrib on a laptop but recently have been playing with an Android app (I think its called SailGrib) which does much the same...
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I like to see the GRIB data on a map - it gives me a much better feel for what might actually happen. I was using ZyGrib on a laptop but recently have been playing with an Android app (I think its called SailGrib) which does much the same...
I played with GRIB files for a while in Raymarine Navplanner, but I couldn't find a reliable source of GRIB files. Where do you get yours from Poly?
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I played with GRIB files for a while in Raymarine Navplanner, but I couldn't find a reliable source of GRIB files. Where do you get yours from Poly?
The Apps I have used just download them from the "net". I think (but I'm not certain) that this is direct from a free Nasa site. ZyGrib certainly jus saves them in a file on your computer and it could then be opened by any other software.
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