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Offline Finbar Beagle

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Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:38:41 AM »
folks,

I have been using the Sail Flow app to help plan my sails.  I have found this to be a great tool for my local area.  I have it on iPad at home, and phone on boat.

I have looked at a few other ones, but fo me, this is the easiest, and I like the zoom ability and accuracy.

I am curious to see what others are using.

Regards
Brian, Finbar Beagle's Dad

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Offline tmw

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 09:52:45 AM »
I use Windy, and have been pretty happy, but i'll check out SailFlow as well.  First blush it looks pretty similar, and will have to evaluate accuracy..


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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 10:18:00 AM »
I walk out side and look at the treetops. 

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 08:53:38 AM »
I've been using SailFlow, or it's sister product WindAlert, since 2011 and like it a lot. Forecasting seems generally accurate, but not without surprises.
Bruce
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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 02:21:13 PM »
I've been a happy user of the free Sailflow App on my MOTO G3 on Charlotte Harbor.  I am a weather geek so I also use the Weather Underground App for local Hi resolution Doppler Radar Feed.  This a also a free App and those two are all I really need on the Eclipse on the water here. 

Fair Winds,

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 09:27:21 PM »
Weather underground Doppler radar sounds great.  I am using the weather channel, and its not easy to access sometimes.  Sail Flow was sot on today and I managed a 32 mile round trip sail in 12 hours, not a record,  but would not have tried otherwise.
Brian, Finbar Beagle's Dad

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Kettle Creek, Barnegat Bay, NJ

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 08:44:39 AM »
This has worked well for me. 

http://windmapper.com

regards charlie

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 10:50:32 AM »
I just checked out windmapper.  AWESOME.  I use sailflow, but it is cumbersome to navigate.  Windmapper is way easier and is now in my favorites.

Al

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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 09:38:28 PM »
Thanks - I Just added WindMapper too.  I use Passage Weather....found it to be extremely accurate and good visuals for direction, intensity etc. just don't forget to make the correction for the time (UTC). I subtract 5-6 hours for East Coast. (I.e.; wind forecast for 1800 hours would be 12 noon here)

http://passageweather.com/
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Re: Wind Apps- SAIL FLOW
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 07:13:29 PM »
Windy/iKitesurf(sailflow) and NOAA forecast charts.
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