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An indispensable skippers tool, dragging whilst on anchor is now a thing of the past.

How much chain should we drop? What is the depth? What is the wind speed? Are we staying for the day or over night ?

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An indispensable skippers tool, dragging whilst on anchor is now a thing of the past.

How much chain should we drop? What is the depth? What is the wind speed? Are we staying for the day or over night ?
I remember an Issac Assimov short story in which, far in the future, people become so depended on computers that they had lost ala ability to manipulate numbers on a sheet of paper or in their heads. The protagonist rediscovered this art and created quite a stir with his sacralige.

a. If I can't figure it out while walking to the bow, that's pitiful.
b. How does that app know the nature of the bottom? I never do, not with certainty, until I feel it.
c. The app can see the other boats, the fetch, and the rocks to leeward? Or do I have to spend my time entering these factors (along with depth, wind speed, and length of stay), and the set-up (nature of boat, rode and anchor)?

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I remember an Issac Assimov short story in which, far in the future, people become so depended on computers that they had lost ala ability to manipulate numbers on a sheet of paper or in their heads. The protagonist rediscovered this art and created quite a stir with his sacralige.

a. If I can't figure it out while walking to the bow, that's pitiful.
b. How does that app know the nature of the bottom? I never do, not with certainty, until I feel it.
c. The app can see the other boats, the fetch, and the rocks to leeward? Or do I have to spend my time entering these factors (along with depth, wind speed, and length of stay), and the set-up (nature of boat, rode and anchor)?

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I have no use for an anchor app...I always know how much rode is needed...
don't even have to think about it...it's exactly what my wife tells me it should be!!
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Does this app know the the tidal range that I am going to experience? Does it know the depth at chart datum, the depth at the moment. Does it know the freeboard? Does it know the expected conditions overnight? Does it know the condition of the sea bed? Can it multiply by 3, 5, 7, 10? Does it know what anchor I am using? Will it tell me when the anchor is set?

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I remember an Issac Assimov short story in which, far in the future, people become so depended on computers that they had lost ala ability to manipulate numbers on a sheet of paper or in their heads. The protagonist rediscovered this art and created quite a stir with his sacralige.

a. If I can't figure it out while walking to the bow, that's pitiful.
b. How does that app know the nature of the bottom? I never do, not with certainty, until I feel it.
c. The app can see the other boats, the fetch, and the rocks to leeward? Or do I have to spend my time entering these factors (along with depth, wind speed, and length of stay), and the set-up (nature of boat, rode and anchor)?

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