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#1 chaosmaster

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Just got a spam for this product. Just curious if anyone has used it and what your experience with it has been.

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#2 The Dude

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

I put the App on my 4S the other day. I think it works well. Pretty pleased so far.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

just added the app on android...checked the predicitons over observed data...seems to work well. no bugs I can see. can't be moved to SD card but it doesnt take up much room anyway.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

Added PredictWind

Anyone try Marine Weather by Bluefin? Looks alright.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

marine weather by bluefin is a very different app to predictWind....also good on android...moves to SD card...very US (centric) though so no weather on the canadian side of the great lakes.

also it's more of a text forecast tool as opposed to a strictly graphic wind (by the hour) predictwind tool...for sailing the predict wind tool is very slick (gives the wind data from 2 different forecast models)...if you are wanting the near-term weather in a coastal area then the text forecast is nice....

I'd used marine weather last summer but deleted as it gave me a forecast I could get elsewhere...I don't think I'll delete predictwind as it seems like a 'one of a kind' product.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

I went on their website and see that there are varying prices/features.

For those of you using it, are you using the free version, $25 per year for basic (its actually in British pounds so I'm guessing), $250 per year for standard, or $700 for professional?

The standard version claims it can give wind forcasts down to a 1km area... wonder how that does with see (lake) breezes...

Thanx for the replies,

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Hey Chaos

I don't recall if it was spam or a recommendation from here last year, but I used it for the end of the season and thought it was pretty good.

I used the free version and it was very close to SailFlow on content.

Cheers!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

I use windguru, really like it have been a fan of their site for years

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

I tried it for our local lake, couldn't work out how it was computing the windflows since the nearest BOM site (aus) is about 20kms away. Didn't persevere since they were the old days, before even 3g wireless was easily available.

Maybe once more. I have an android somewhere.

#10 v-max

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

I'm a fan.

Works better in USA than here (Halifax and East)

Coastal coverage (resolution) drops off a little East of here, but still good.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

I use windguru, really like it have been a fan of their site for years


unfortunately, no windsurfing allowed on our lake, so nearest location about 15 miles away.. in texas that can be a big difference.. oh well.. sailflow location is only about 7 miles away... but as I found out this past sunday, was pretty inaccurate 5-10 with gust to 16 predicted... it was a freakin' floater out there..

#12 Beau.Vrolyk

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

Just got a spam for this product. Just curious if anyone has used it and what your experience with it has been.

Thanx,

Chaos


I use it all the time, but don't use the iPhone version. I use their web-page and look at it on the iPad. Here in Santa Cruz they are the best at predicting our summer afternoon shift from the prevailing westerly to an light easterly. This can be the wining issue for a lot of races around here.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

PredictWind data has been reliable on Lake Ontario; i have used their website with text only in the past on the iPhone... The new App looks pretty good.

I usually buy the 3-month Standard package ($79) and it does everything I need on the Great Lakes... those who need tidal and ocean currents will want to look at the Pro version.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:45 AM

unfortunately, no windsurfing allowed on our lake, so nearest location about 15 miles away..


What kind of free country is this that doesn't allow windsurfing on a lake? Which of your yachties got your knickers in a wad in the 80s and banned the fluorescent sails?




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