Almanacs

Athene V30

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20 Sep 2001
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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria in Winter, the boat
I have just bought the 2002 Macmillan Reeds Eastern Almanac for £21.95 and form a quick look through am unimpressed.

The index leaves out any ports / rivers beginning with the letter O, pages are badly formatted so apparently the sun rose on 1 Jan 02 some time in the afternoon. Tides are shown in UTC, sunset / sunrise in local time - confusing to a tired sailor?

If they cannot get basic proof reading right it throws huge questions over the reliability of the data inside.

I assumed (wrongly) that a well known name would produce a good document!
 

dah

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3 Sep 2001
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Ravenglass, Cumbria
I have given up the somewhat expensive process of buying almanacs year on year. I now find that I can get all the info I need re tides/weather/info on ports/coastguards etc on the Internet, and all for free. Why lay out £22?
 

LORDNELSON

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6 Sep 2002
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West Sussex, England
Complain - a few years ago I found a chunk of west country data missing from MacMillans and eventually received a credit for the next years almanac. I do not feel the internet is a substitute for an almanac unless you have a computer on board and can guarantee a connection when you need it urgently!
 
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