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Old 04-15-2019, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Yea you can screen shot and save pictures and stuff but when you do that on the ripcharts you can actually click on the chart and bring up coordinates and whatnot so it is still functional. Not just looking at a picture and trying to triangulate where something is. The old version of the SWC online used on a smart phone was horrible. Hopefully this version is better. Im still a member at both places so I wouldn't mind trying trying it out and being a tester for it.
I guess you have never ordered a fish chart from Rich?
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM
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I guess you have never ordered a fish chart from Rich?
where I live they arenít offered.(Florida).

Also maybe he can help. My yearly renewal for Swc just went in last week like it always does for tuna season but I havenít been around the check it because Iíve been working. Since this thread came up I tried opening the supermap and click on the seaview tab and I get nadda. Says Iím not authorized to view it because Iím not a seaview member. Iíve been a member since 2016 and itís on auto renew and I just got my receipt emailed about a week ago
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:41 PM
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The guys at Ripcharts are there to answer questions as well. A fish here map cost you money outside your subscription and still doesn't allow real time usage while out of cell range like ripcharts does. Not knocking saltwater central at all bc the guys behind it are awesome but ripcharts to me has it hands down. I've used a lot of services and like what they offer much more
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:28 PM
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The guys at Ripcharts are there to answer questions as well. A fish here map cost you money outside your subscription and still doesn't allow real time usage while out of cell range like ripcharts does. Not knocking saltwater central at all bc the guys behind it are awesome but ripcharts to me has it hands down. I've used a lot of services and like what they offer much more
so your telling me that when your off shore.you have access to the internet then. That is the only way you can get real time. Anything offshore. It's about 13k a season for internet service when you are offshore. One that works anyway.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:05 PM
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so your telling me that when your off shore.you have access to the internet then. That is the only way you can get real time. Anything offshore. It's about 13k a season for internet service when you are offshore. One that works anyway.
you download the latest shot they have. Whatever shots you want and you can use those when your offshore out of cell range and yes it picks up you and your location. No cell signal required. Itís not up to date while your out there kind of thing but itís whatever the latest you decide to download. It you have waypoints download it will show you in respect to those as well.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:09 PM
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where I live they arenít offered.(Florida).

Also maybe he can help. My yearly renewal for Swc just went in last week like it always does for tuna season but I havenít been around the check it because Iíve been working. Since this thread came up I tried opening the supermap and click on the seaview tab and I get nadda. Says Iím not authorized to view it because Iím not a seaview member. Iíve been a member since 2016 and itís on auto renew and I just got my receipt emailed about a week ago
I sent you a PM your all set. If you have any other issues we have a Help Desk email and phone number on the home page.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:24 PM
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so your telling me that when your off shore.you have access to the internet then. That is the only way you can get real time. Anything offshore. It's about 13k a season for internet service when you are offshore. One that works anyway.
What he is referring to is that you can download maps for a trip before you leave the dock. Then when you head offshore and you are out of cell tower range, the RipCharts app has an offline mode where you can open the maps that have been saved, and you can track your position (with gps positioning), navigate to waypoints, tap the map to get lat/lon/Sst.

Customers will often save chloro, sst, bathy, salinity etc. then you have maps to reference on your device while on the water. Its very helpful in situations where “fish were found on the secondary break rather than the first break” or “the temp break and color breaks are offset”. Having an interactive map while offshore allows you to make decisions and target water on the fly because you have a map that you can analyze and navigate on. Below i have attached our tutorial that further explains the offline maps.

Also, I should be caught up on pms with those that have requested demo accounts. If anyone else would like to give the RipCharts experience a test drive , let me know.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:51 PM
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Rich and Dave got it figured out for me and itís back working again. Thanks

The only other real gripe I have about swc is on the east Florida section when I look at the most recent sst shot the edge of the coverage stops at aprox W 79 13 which is useless for tuna fishing north of the corner of the Bahamas. It needs to extend another 40-50+ miles east. I brought this up to capt dave a couple years back and he said he would take a look at it and get it fixed but it still hasnít been fixed. The composites all extend hundreds of miles east. I know this is a north east section but it may help someone else in the future.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:03 AM
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The new map address's this. We are looking at having data out to the east side of the Bahamas. It's not finalized but if you post up about that on the forum there it will be considered. This has most of the features we intend to have with some the code isn't written yet. The temps will work differently with the shots layered over for the date as they come in. Right now we have an issue displaying the temp if the current shot comes in without it. You will see the color and can see the temp contour of that temp but the pop up window will state no data. These are why it is still in test and not up. A long conversation about this and some other issues last night brought up some more feature/ease of use items.
As far as fish here maps go. We do not have a Captain in the Florida areas that can/wants to spend the time to create them.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by South Bound View Post


What he is referring to is that you can download maps for a trip before you leave the dock. Then when you head offshore and you are out of cell tower range, the RipCharts app has an offline mode where you can open the maps that have been saved, and you can track your position (with gps positioning), navigate to waypoints, tap the map to get lat/lon/Sst.

Customers will often save chloro, sst, bathy, salinity etc. then you have maps to reference on your device while on the water. Its very helpful in situations where ďfish were found on the secondary break rather than the first breakĒ or ďthe temp break and color breaks are offsetĒ. Having an interactive map while offshore allows you to make decisions and target water on the fly because you have a map that you can analyze and navigate on. Below i have attached our tutorial that further explains the offline maps.

Also, I should be caught up on pms with those that have requested demo accounts. If anyone else would like to give the RipCharts experience a test drive , let me know.

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https://youtu.be/37iOcaqmQM0




I down load everything onto my lap top before I leave the dock. Someone said it was real time but its not real time it's just the latest info you get can get your hands on before you shovecoff. I get it and that is what we do now. Sure would be nice to see less expensive internet service that would reach the canyons. I'm sure it is coming but man is it expensive now.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:19 AM
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I was out near West Atlantis for 3 days. Caught some nice fish. I had targeted 3 species and the fish chart put me on all three species. I had been listening to fleet bitching about the fishing for two days . I was 8 or 10 mikes away all by myself using the fish chart. My guests had really good action. On the third day the water broke up and turned green. It was off and not worth spending any more time in that area. I called rich on the Sat phone. He sent me up to just beyond no name canyon. Ran past two large fleets of boats fishing along the way. Approaching that canyon the water turned blue and the temp breaks began to show. The life picked up. The two boats there were both tight. We went off before we had the second line in. Big eyeball. That was the start of the epic eyeball bite at the no name. Those that were there know what I'm talking about. The point is, guys like Rich are valuable when you head out into the vastness of the ocean. No other service provides that level of commitment when it comes to putting you on fish. Catch em up.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:58 AM
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I was out near West Atlantis for 3 days. Caught some nice fish. I had targeted 3 species and the fish chart put me on all three species. I had been listening to fleet bitching about the fishing for two days . I was 8 or 10 mikes away all by myself using the fish chart. My guests had really good action. On the third day the water broke up and turned green. It was off and not worth spending any more time in that area. I called rich on the Sat phone. He sent me up to just beyond no name canyon. Ran past two large fleets of boats fishing along the way. Approaching that canyon the water turned blue and the temp breaks began to show. The life picked up. The two boats there were both tight. We went off before we had the second line in. Big eyeball. That was the start of the epic eyeball bite at the no name. Those that were there know what I'm talking about. The point is, guys like Rich are valuable when you head out into the vastness of the ocean. No other service provides that level of commitment when it comes to putting you on fish. Catch em up.
yea thatís pretty top notch service there. Canít argue with that.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:05 AM
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Hereís some sample images from the tuna zone we fish from both parties. Both are recent. Also want to give kuddos to RipCharts. They were instrumental in our success wahoo fishing this year off NE FL. We had 3 days of double digit fish with the best day being 13 for 16 with the biggest 62lb. Biggest for the season went 89lb and we had another 5-6 over 60lbs. Another thing I like about RipCharts is being able to crank down and fine tune a temp range of your choosing. With SWC you are stuck with a 20-30 degree range and the color palettes they give you. With RipCharts I can take it down to 8-10 degree range and really see things in a better perspective. Both outlets are definitely at the top of the spectrum and itís not even close.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:20 AM
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Otherside of the stream trip

Another 60+

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What is the annual cost for each one ?

I have ave bounced around from RipCharts and then oceantemp
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I hope you sold allot of those, that is allot of filleting to do.
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Another thing I like about RipCharts is being able to crank down and fine tune a temp range of your choosing. With SWC you are stuck with a 20-30 degree range and the color palettes they give you. With RipCharts I can take it down to 8-10 degree range and really see things in a better perspective.

The ability to specify a custom temperature range is a popular tool. In the 3D screen shot below, the customization tool allows you can see 3-4 distinct temperature breaks, along with several eddies and filaments of warm water. Most providers can not obtain this view - not to mention, nobody can do it on their phone.
In addition to the custom SST capability, we have added many new features to the mobile app. So, (everyone) make sure you have the latest updates from the app store - we are often deploying new features (and occasional fixes).

Some highlights of the mobile app include:
1. Customize SST ranges - you can tighten down the sst range to view distinct differences in water
2. Subsurface slider - easily evaluate water (sst and salinity) layers at 0m,-25m, -50m,-100m
3. Overlay Tool - easily overlay another map, and toggle on/off. This is great for evaluating SST and Chloro breaks in the same view.
4. Toggle overlays on/off (bathy, currents, altimetry, loran, )
5. 3D Perspective - view the water in the same perspective that you will be traveling offshore.
6. Fully featured offline navigation on saved satellite imagery - zoom, pan, click Lat/Lon/SST, MOB, waypoints, Go Here, +more
8. Comprehensive list of (nearly) every dataset available

In addition to the features, we also have a dirt simple - easy to use app interface (no errors, ads, or booby trap software design).

Below is some recent imagery from today, showing 2 SST screen shots from the mobile app.
1. View showing a customized SST. Tap location is showing Lat, Lon, Depth, SST value, Altimetry height, Current speed
2. A zoomed in view of a customized SST, and tilted in POV (point of view) navigation perspective.​​​​ You can see very clearly the different gradients and characteristics of the SST.

For those who asked, annual subscriptions to RipCharts Premium are $169/year. If you are still on the fence or just curious - you can PM me for a trial account.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:03 PM
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I hope you sold allot of those, that is allot of filleting to do.
the guy that owns the boat owns a huge sign shop with 30+ employees and he always brings them fish
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Alrite I have to ask, what service is best for someone who doesnt have time or skills to learn how to read the maps aka not books smart. All I want to do is pay for someone to say go hear for the 3 times a year I head to the canyons and we only care about meat. Tuna Mahi wahoo no marlin or any of that stuff. Salt water central is high on my list because I like that the guy is on the forum always helping out but I feel it may be to complicated for someone like me. I've been considering roffs also
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