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Old 07-28-2006, 06:15 PM
rdickins rdickins is offline
 
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Route Plotting wrt wind and current

I was wondering if anyone had information for route plotting with respect to predicted wind and current conditions for the North Eastern Pacific. Basically I want to use weather forcasts and bouy data to plan an optimised route along the west coast of the US and to and from Hawaii to the west coast of the US. Even if I could get current and historical bouy data for wind and current conditions that would be a start. I want to either buy or develope a program that looks at the current conditions at the bouys and trys to plan a route that would be the most efficient. Or we might even be interested in paying for a service. Thanks for any information that would point me in the right dirrection.

One idea I had was that air liners must have similar programs for their route plotting.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:47 PM
riggertroy riggertroy is offline
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Try this site: http://www.digwave.com/
Program called visual passage planner
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:51 AM
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Route planning

Book:

Admiralty, Ocean Passages for the World

Excellent reading when you want to plan a passage!

Software:

Maxsea has good build in route planning.

Paid services:

http://www.wriwx.com/
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:42 AM
jehardiman jehardiman is offline
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The US NOAA Coast Pilots are now free online:
http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/NSD/coastpilot.htm

For the rest of the world, the US NIMA Sailing Directions can be ordered here:
http://amnautical.com/cgi-local/webc...%7CNIMA%7CSADI

For more buoy data than you can ever reduce, the National Buoy Data Center:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
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