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    Default Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    We have seen this before, but it appears that mobilegeographics have made a technical change for 2019.

    So for those who havent tried it, this is the way to get your local tides for the full 2019.

    Go to
    https://tides.mobilegeographics.com/

    Search for your local port/harbour. There are now many many wordwide.
    DO NOT click on it.
    Hover over it, and read the popup URL (usually bottom left of your browser), and make a note of the 4 digit code at the end of the URL.

    This code changes each calendar year, as they add more locations.
    EG for 2019, Portsmouth is 6451, Southampton is 7666

    Then copy the following URL.

    webcal://tides.mobilegeographics.com/ical/nnnn.ics

    Then in your diary open the dialogue for 'add calendar'.
    Paste the URL, and then BEFORE you click OK/Add, overtype the nnnn with the 4 digit code for your location.
    For me, this works for ical, outlook and google diaries.
    Each has a different way to 'add external/URL calendar', and I suggest you google it if you dont already know.

    No guarantees from me, so O&EE.
    Enjoy.
    Centaur CR1826.
    The ONE thing I know about sailing: there is always more to learn...

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Clunky in Outlook, but it works.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Not clunky in Outlook 2016, works perfectly.

    Cool, thanks.
    Graham. Bavaria 42 Vision, "Scala"

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Or try this https://marine.meteoconsult.co.uk/ma...-malo-62-4.php ( for example). Use wifi in marina and take screen shots.
    Found Braye, Falmouth, Cherbourg, Dover



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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Thanks for the tip Airscrew.

    I put both Oban and Greenock into my icalendar. Very easy and it automatically creates two calendars with different colour codes. I just select Oban or Greenock and get the data displayed. When I go to day view and select both calendars it shows the height of tide, depth and moon phase in the appropriate colour code.
    Last edited by BlowingOldBoots; 07-02-19 at 17:12.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Great tip. Thanks.

    (For those using iCalendar, for the 'add calendar' stage you need to select 'New Calendar Subscription' from the File menu.)

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Airscrew View Post
    We have seen this before, but it appears that mobilegeographics have made a technical change for 2019.

    So for those who havent tried it, this is the way to get your local tides for the full 2019.

    Go to
    https://tides.mobilegeographics.com/

    Search for your local port/harbour. There are now many many wordwide.
    DO NOT click on it.
    Hover over it, and read the popup URL (usually bottom left of your browser), and make a note of the 4 digit code at the end of the URL.

    This code changes each calendar year, as they add more locations.
    EG for 2019, Portsmouth is 6451, Southampton is 7666

    Then copy the following URL.

    webcal://tides.mobilegeographics.com/ical/nnnn.ics

    Then in your diary open the dialogue for 'add calendar'.
    Paste the URL, and then BEFORE you click OK/Add, overtype the nnnn with the 4 digit code for your location.
    For me, this works for ical, outlook and google diaries.
    Each has a different way to 'add external/URL calendar', and I suggest you google it if you dont already know.

    No guarantees from me, so O&EE.
    Enjoy.
    Would it not be easier just to look it up in Reeds?
    You go to the index in the back, etc etc etc ,..............Works every time
    The battery does not go flat & the screen does not turn off just as you get there
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    Would it not be easier just to look it up in Reeds?
    You go to the index in the back, etc etc etc ,..............Works every time
    The battery does not go flat & the screen does not turn off just as you get there
    Guess which is faster: clicking on your phone and looking at the day in your calendar that shows (in my case) Dover, Greenock and Oban times and heights for the tide, including moon phase, all displayed together, or your solution. Time it, phone on the desk, Reeds on the desk, it took me less than 4 seconds to have all 3 tides for the day staring me in the face. Easy peasy.

    I think it would not be easier to just look it up in Reeds. Good idea for a back up though.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    Guess which is faster: clicking on your phone and looking at the day in your calendar that shows (in my case) Dover, Greenock and Oban times and heights for the tide, including moon phase, all displayed together, or your solution. Time it, phone on the desk, Reeds on the desk, it took me less than 4 seconds to have all 3 tides for the day staring me in the face. Easy peasy.

    I think it would not be easier to just look it up in Reeds. Good idea for a back up though.
    You are joking!!!
    all that p..sing about with url's clicking this & that.noting 4 digit codes etc etc. I got lost just after the bit where it said "go to"
    Plus I just use my phone for doing phone calls. Unusual concept I suppose!!!.
    Stays in my pocket & on the boat it lives in a locker with the off button operated
    As for smart keys (yes I have heard of those but do not have any), I have a number of sticky labels on the pages (coloured of course)
    I know the phase of the moon because mother in law goes a bit bonkers ( more than usual)
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Tides in your calendar/diary 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    Would it not be easier just to look it up in Reeds?
    You go to the index in the back, etc etc etc ,..............Works every time
    The battery does not go flat & the screen does not turn off just as you get there
    For me, Reeds is always on the yacht, where it should be.
    Not all of us want to have two copies...or carry it to the office and back
    Centaur CR1826.
    The ONE thing I know about sailing: there is always more to learn...

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