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VisitMyHarbour.com - On-line charts - now THAT's what I'm talking about!

Dipper

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Full screen zooming and panning on the demo chart works for me in Firefox 3.6.6 AFAICS; except that the mouse wheel only zooms out - I don't know if it's supposed to do that but it feels wrong. Left clicking zooms in, all the on-screen controls work...

But it might depend on the version of the Flash plugin that you have - I have 10,0,32,18 according to this site.
I have version 10,1,53,64 Flash installed. With the recent update of Firefox I had a lot of trouble installing the compatible Flash. It took several attempts and a bit of Googling to manually install it. I think the new version of Firefox wasn't compatible with the Flash version I originally had installed.
 

Overner

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VisitMyHarbour and Mouse Wheels

Hi All,

Full screen Zoomify Charts, inc. samples displayed should:

Drag around with left mouse button

Enlarge rapidly by double clicking left mouse button

Scroll wheel on mouse should enlarge or contract the viewing area, depending on which way you scroll it

Well that's the way it's meant to be...

SB at VisitMyHarbour
 

Overner

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Port Dinorwic

'Fraid we didn't get that far up the Menai Strait.

Richard Jones the HM at Caernarfon gave us valuable input about the bar, the tidal flows within the Strait, and about his harbour.

David Humphrey of BOSMBSC singlehandledly and thoroughly covered Burnham on Sea for the site.

Perhaps Major Catastrophe could be persuaded to do the same for Port Dinorwic, we'd love to cover it if we had enough local input.

Contact via website

SB at VMH

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls & looks like hard work" Thomas Edison
 

DaveRo

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Full screen Zoomify Charts, inc. samples displayed should:
...
Scroll wheel on mouse should enlarge or contract the viewing area, depending on which way you scroll it
...
All that works except that the mouse wheel only scrolls out whichever way you turn it.

But it's the same in Opera so it's not a Firefox problem.

Using Linux.
 

Even Chance

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Nothing on the East Coast of Scotland at all. No so handy really, but I suppose we are in the minority.
 

Overner

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Harbour coverage

Coverage of all harbours is totally original and NOT copied from anywhere. Input is sought and often obtained from local sources for example:

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/campbeltown/expanded.asp

There is a wealth of local info here you won't find in any pilot book, by John McTaggart 2009


http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/tarbert/expanded.asp

Latest Photos of New pontoons and info supplied by the HM 2009

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/clyde-marina/expanded.asp

Beautiful overhead shots and info supplied by Clyde Marina 2010

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/portavadie-marina/expanded.asp

Photos and info supplied direct from the marina manager 2009

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/stranraer-marina/expanded.asp

Additional info supplied by local website "Gallowaynight sky" 2010


http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/holy-loch-marina/expanded.asp

Plans and info supplied by Holy Loch Marina 2009

VisitMyHarbour does not simply copy harbour information from some out of date pilot book, always seeks local sourced info, always sends links of the work to local HMs/Marinas for amendment, always acts quickly when fresh info is obtained...for instance the entrance to Preston;

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/wales-nw-england/preston-marina/expanded.asp

AND always appreciate contact with users of the site.

SB www.visitmyharbour.com
 

Overner

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PS. By the way, our Harbour coverage will be expanded to cover all Scotland and Ireland, IoM, and the Channel Isles just as soon as we get time probably this coming winter. At present we're concentrating on the UKHO chart packages. In fact users of these charts will find all the info they could possibly need, inc Marina and Harbour contacts for small craft engraved on the large scale charts themselves.

In the meanwhile we were really hoping for a community effort developing visitmyharbour, and are trying to get the coverage to critical mass.

We hope to develop a resource where all can input their local knowledge and contribute, but in a structured manner. Coming soon to the site will be the ability for members to be able to simply and directly add comments and pilotage info. into the harbour coverage.

We are not a big organisation, our aims are simple: to encourage the sharing of timely information amongst "Brothers of the Sea".

It has been much hard work, but we're here and we're staying having found a business model for a pilotage site that actually works !

SB at VMH
 

steverow

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Warwick. Boat in Swansea
Scotland NE.

Nothing on the East Coast of Scotland at all. No so handy really, but I suppose we are in the minority.
I found it very difficult to cover the Noth East of Scotland for the Coastal Explorer Network due to a complete lack of information. Plenty for commercial shipping but nothing for Leisure. Active Captain has some entries but the links are woefully out of date.
There "used" to be an organisation called HSCOC (Highland Sailing Club) or something like that, but all attempts to make contact have failed. This must have been the source that AC got their info from some years back.
So if anyone knows of an outfit or person that can give up to date info on E Scotland please contact either VMH or myself by PM.

Thanks

Steve
 

Even Chance

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Hiya,
Theres a newly formed group called "Sail North Scotland"
See here:- http://www.sailnorthscotland.co.uk/
There has been a huge increase in visiting yachts in the last 5 years, and the numbers have nearly doubled since last year.

Wick Marina website:-
http://www.wickharbour.co.uk/
If you contact one of the very friendly people from either of these sites, they will help you out as much as possible.
The Moray Firth has lots to offer the cruising sailor, with many welcoming harbours and all tide marinas.
 

Ubergeekian

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Me: Castle Douglas, SW Scotland. Boats: Kirkcudbri
Coverage of all harbours is totally original and NOT copied from anywhere.
That's lovely. Here's the entry on my home port:

Kames Bay, Port Bannatyne

Plenty of shoalwater at the head of this bay, anchoring spots clearly shown on the charts provided. Smalltown provisions and boatyard ashore.

Since there are no "small town provisions" (just a shelf in the Post Office) and it completely omits the marina, I'm not terribly impressed. How do I know which other entries are similarly erroneous, misleading and out-of-date. Oh yes, and it's "Rothesay", not "Rothersay".

I'm feeling charitable, so here's a suggested update

Kames Bay, Port Bannatyne

Many local moorings inshore, but good anchorage may be had outside and with care amongst them, between the ruins of the steamer pier and the marina entrance. The bay shoals badly beyond this. Best dinghy landing is at the stone pier, from where buses go regularly to Rothesay. Marina charges are (2010) £6 for a day visit (up to four hours, any size) and £14 overnight (8m). Showers £1. Small chandlery at the boatyard, small selection of provisions at the Post Office otherwise Rothesay
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Overner

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Amendment to Rothesay

Thanks to the above post for bringing this new marina in Kames Bay to our attention. The reason it's not been included in our coverage so far is because we simply didn't know it was there. It opened Spring 2009, but even now on UKHO chart 1907 issued 1/7/2010 IT IS NOT SHOWN at all. How is anyone susposed to know it's there ?

We always use the latest UKHO charts as our source of information.

The amendment kindly provided has now been added to our site coverage of Rothesay and surroundings, we can act quickly with updates. See below:

http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/rothesay/expanded.asp

We do try our hardest to provide a free and up to date service, and welcome all input from those on the spot.

Maury Mackenzie at VMH
 
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