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Old 04-12-2019, 07:44 AM
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Tying to decide between the 2 I have been playing with the Saltwater Central Bluewater Supermap and am not impressed, the video tutorial looks great but I am not seeing the same thing they show.
Ripcharts comes highly recommended also.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:12 AM
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Tying to decide between the 2 I have been playing with the Saltwater Central Bluewater Supermap and am not impressed, the video tutorial looks great but I am not seeing the same thing they show.
Ripcharts comes highly recommended also.
Salt Water Central is the way to go. Has all the tools you need. Hard to understand all it is capable of at first. Reach out to Rich and he will walk you though all it has to offer. I promise you, once you understand you will be impressed especially if your a canyon fisherman.
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ROFFS and Oceantemps are my services of choice
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Saltwater Central. Ubettcha will take good care of you.
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I have been playing with the Saltwater Central Bluewater Supermap and am not impressed, the video tutorial looks great but I am not seeing the same thing they show.
Ripcharts comes highly recommended also.
Hello - please check your private messages. I've sent you a complimentary trial account for RipCharts Premium, and you can compare for yourself. RipCharts offers a full compliment of satellite products and a very powerful mobile app for your phone/tablet. (very intuitive and user friendly too)

Let me know if I can help or answer any questions,
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A buddy of mine loves Ripcharts. I have used them a lot as well. They are very good.

But I prefer Saltwater Central because it comes with Rich!!!!

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Ripcharts is probably the one major service I haven't tried, so no comment on them.

But I really like swc. I haven't seen some of the features they offer, like seacast, elsewhere. It provides a prediction of subsurface temps, salinity, and currents for today and tomorrow. Very useful when clouds have socked in and surface temps aren't reliable.

so looking at temps 10m down doesn't require a cloud free shot, but it can tell you a lot about where the bodies of water are.

plus Rich. Great feature nobody else has.
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This is coming soon but is still in the testing phase. We still have things to add and with fishing season here writing the code and the time needed to do that isn't allowing it to be completed yet. As far as the supermap If you don't have a subscription you can sign up for a 2wk free trial. This will give you access to all the different data sets. As far as other services go if you fish tournaments our customers will look forward to fishing against you.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:48 PM
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you definitely are on the right track debating between the two of these. I've used a couple others and they do not compare. The best part about Ripcharts is the app and ease of use. Being able to take it with you on the go easily is worth its weight in gold. Roffs are dummy proof but if you know what you are looking at with the ripcharts and SWC they are better because its a fresh and up to date shot usually. The reefcast is badass for weather on the SWC. I just recently saw the way advanced versions on seaviewfishing.com . I'm not sure what all you get with the Pro commercial version but the price is insane. Is the sport version the same thing as the saltwater central supermap or is this something completley different?
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you definitely are on the right track debating between the two of these. I've used a couple others and they do not compare. The best part about Ripcharts is the app and ease of use. Being able to take it with you on the go easily is worth its weight in gold. Roffs are dummy proof but if you know what you are looking at with the ripcharts and SWC they are better because its a fresh and up to date shot usually. The reefcast is badass for weather on the SWC. I just recently saw the way advanced versions on seaviewfishing.com . I'm not sure what all you get with the Pro commercial version but the price is insane. Is the sport version the same thing as the saltwater central supermap or is this something completley different?
It's the same service that runs on different servers to better serve the slower satellite downloads. The link above I posted of the new map coming runs on a phone no app needed as it is formatted for the vertical touch screen of phones and I-pad style use.
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so you can save the maps to look at when you lose service offshore?
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That would be a nice feature, even if it required a laptop. When I plan a trip, I end up taking several screenshots to refer to later since once wifi/cell service is lost the webapp is useless.

It would be nice to download specific data for a region, and then be able to interactively browse it just like I can when I'm online. Sure, it will be static, but it would be better than a screenshot.
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so you can save the maps to look at when you lose service offshore?
Definitely interested if this feature is available.
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so you can save the maps to look at when you lose service offshore?
You can do that now through screenshots or saving images. The new system coming will allow you to view the supermap anywhere you have service for your phone or computer. It still needs some tweaking and feedback is welcomed.
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Big plus with Ripcharts is you can down load Sat shots and maps and view when outside of cell service, I will be using both Rip and SWC this season.
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Big plus with Ripcharts is you can down load Sat shots and maps and view when outside of cell service, I will be using both Rip and SWC this season.
I'm using both too
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Have used both, Rich is my friend and when I carry a subscription it is SWC. In fairness I won’t knock Ripcharts. Decent service as well. You do get direct access to Rich if you need him and he does a nice job with affordable fish here maps.

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Thanks for all the replies.
I am bringing the boat back north 2nd week of may, so by then I will make a decision.
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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.
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I would say Saltwater Central because it will give you best customer service as Rich will talk to you all day and give you all kinds of advice.
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