Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Routing around the Crunchy bits

 Using Fastseas.com to plan a route Pt II

A buddy asked if fastseas.com routing considered the position of shallow water when planning a route.

Looks like the answer is yes! But check it out for yourselves.

Here's an image of a quick a couple of routes I setup from starting points in the Bahamas.

Obviously, it's important to review the route zoomed in when on the Chart Plotter to make sure the Route is staying clear of the 'Crunchy' bits.

The two routes in Red and Orange were auto calculated by Fastseas.com and were both set to start off shore in the Bahamas.

By importing the route data to our Garmin, we can see that we need to modify the route to suit our preference along the way.

I'm still impressed, will report back after this weekend's trip.

See you on the Water.

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