Passage Planning app Annually £34.95 Within UK waters tidal passage planning is important. Without taking tides into account you can end up miles away from your intended destination. If you are simply following your GPS you are obviously pointing your bow at your waypoint which is a fixed point on the ground but the whole sea you are floating in is moving away from it sometimes at several knots .You can easily approach your waypoint from the wrong direction and spend unwanted time at sea. For these reasons you should make use of the tides and undertake a bit of tidal planning and steer in the right direction to counter the effect of the tides and predict what your likely course over ground.
Program Features Course to Steer Calculations - Route Optimised Departure - Course over Ground - Dynamic Tidal Stream - Animate Routes - Tide & Water Track Roll - Track Plotter - Waypoint Editor - SOLAS Compatibility - Course and Tidal Vectors - Cross Track Error displayed - Interfaces to internal GPS -  Tidal Stream - Incorporates Tides Program - Range Circles - Configure Displays - UKHO Tidal Data - Tidal Stream Reports and Graphs - Insert Wind Values - Google Earth COG & Tracks - Select Charts from server - Zoom to Rectangle - Copy Screen and Route Buttons - Snap to Waypoints - GPX for Waypoint and Route.
Neptune Navigation Software PO Box 5106 Riseley Berkshire RG7 1FD sales @ neptunenavigation.co.uk tel: +44 (0)118 9885309
NEPTUNE  Navigation Software                +44(0)118 988 5309
Passage Planning App Release November 2017
Passage Planning app On your Mobile Phone or Android Tablet Neptune calculates the Course to Steer and the Optimised Departure Time from its built in tidal database (you don't need to go on-line). Neptune calculations are not time limited and you can passage plan and predict tides for now or for many years ahead as you wish. With free download of UK charts you can easily obtain the latest chart immediately prior to sailing. With Route animations you can virtually sail your course to see the effect of wind over tides on your intended route. After a calculation you can easily share your plans for SOLAS compliance.
Neptune Navigation Software PO Box 5106 Riseley Berkshire RG7 1FD sales @ neptunenavigation.co.uk tel: +44 (0)118 9885309
Passsage Planner Software
NEPTUNE  Navigation Software          +44 (0)118 988 5309
NEPTUNE Navigation Software     +44(0)118 988 5309
Passage Planning Software is intended for tidal passage planning either on board or at home. With its in-built tidal data for tidal streams and tidal heights this program calculates "Course to Steer" and the best time to go for tidal situations. With its ability to import Wind GRIBs you can estimate your boat speed and produce passage plans very easily. Animation enables you to virtually sail the course and identify wind over tide situations. This software also interfaces to GPS and AIS receivers via NMEA 0183 and so can function as a back-up plotter. Version 10 is touch screen friendly and is useful for planning many years into the future.
UKHO Raster Chart
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Plotter Planner Plus includes one UKHO chart portfolio  £95.00 Additional UKHO chart portfolios £29.00 each Plotter Planner Plus includes one Imray chart portfolio  £141.00  Additional Imray chart portfolio £75.00 each Update Planner Plus program to version 10 £25.00 Update Chart portfolio £15.00 (If you require updates please telephone or e-mail Neptune) System requirements: Recommended - Windows 7, 8 and 10 (Processor 1.6 GHz , Ram 2Gb, Typical HDD Space 300Mb)
New Features for Planner Plus version 10.2.1 Touch screen or mouse input New menu layout Ease of chart selection UK Wrecks and Obstructions with details of depths, history, cargo etc. Program Features Course to Steer Calculations - Route Optimised Departure - Course over Ground - Dynamic Tidal Stream - Wind & Polar Plot - Animate Routes - Tide & Water Track Roll - Track Plotter - Waypoint Editor - SOLAS Compatibility - Course and Tidal Vectors - Cross Track Error displayed - Interfaces to GPS - Interfaces to AIS engine - Tidal Stream - Incorporates Tides Program - Range Circles - Configure Displays - UKHO Tidal Data - Tidal Stream Reports and Graphs - Grib Files for Internet Weather - Google Earth COG & Tracks - Select Charts using Thumbnails - Zoom to Rectangle - Copy Screen and Route - Snap to Waypoints - GPX for Waypoint and Route - Waypoint Transfer GPS Receivers & Plotters via NMEA 0183 - AIS Aid to Navigation Beacons - Wrecks data
Planner Plus - Imray chart Planner Plus - UKHO chart