Originally Posted by wind_magic
I meant that if you're watching the sky a lot and know what phase the moon is in you know when the spring and neap tides are, and after a while you just figure out based on where you sail what the tides are likely to be doing. Is that such an odd thing to say ?
Sorry ...... if I sounded a bit harsh. Since I wear a digital watch anyway, and since the tide runs fairly strong in and out of my little cove, if I neglected to keep track of all the things involved...... and I'm getting to my dock - I just push a button and know EXACTLY what the tide is doing where I am and how it will affect my docking. Whether it's a GPS, Radar, or ChartPlotter I embrace the technology. Ya.... ya.... of course I have the yearly tide and current book, paper charts, a couple of magnetic compasses... and so on and soforth for backup .... but I'd just as soon push a button for information if it's readily available ...... just like you did to get here