few recent reviews:
The Belfield Tide Plotter software has been an established
tidal prediction program for a good few years now, but the developers still
manage to improve it and add new features. For 2009 the have incorporated tidal
darta from the UKHO and provided software to calculate tidal flows and represent
them graphically on an outline chard with arrows that change size and shape to
demonstrate speed and direction.
Motor Boats Monthly 2006 - Can
you afford not to have one!
Sea Angler, Dec 2000 - 8/10 the latest powerful
tide prediction software from Belfield Software.
Sailing Today, Nov 2000 - the latest version of
Tide Plotter gives a tide height finder facility plus Windows CE compatibility
Boards, UK windsurfing, Dec 2000 - tide Plotter is
a snip at £9.95.
Scuba, Nov 2000 - Tide Plotter is a greater success
than King Canute.
Paddles, Nov 2000 - Lost the plot? Then try Tide
Treasure Hunting Nov 2000 - Tide Plotter will be of
great assistance to anyone using the tidal shores.
Bird Watching, Jan 2001 - this program does all the
hard work for you. Like all reviewers I waded into the program without bothering
to read the instructions first and was delighted to find I didn't need to - it
is an absolute doddle to use.
Royal Institute of Navigation,
June 2001 -
- 5 Star
Belfield's tidal program is designed
to take the hard work out of tidal calculations. It uses the latest harmonic
constants from the Hydrographic Office, the program includes data for over 480
primary and secondary ports for the year 2001.
value for money and easy to use
If you hold onto last year's almanac you can
do all your passage planning before you reach the boat. A simple to
use and reasonably priced piece of sailing kit
first downloaded Tide Plotter we were instantly impressed by the
ease of installation and the clarity of the information as it was
as containing full tidal data for 490 UK and North European ports,
the program will draw a tidal curve of any port and indicate with
dotted lines, the height at any given time (can be set to the
current time). With draught details of your own vessel entered once
only, the program will always indicate your own crunch times.
With the ability to
print both tables and curves, you might never need to buy a tide
table or draw your own curves again.
Now you can see all the tidal predictions for one year on
your PC. Thanks to Belfield Software, all the information you need is on disc.
The main feature of the program is that it is extremely easy to use. Very
affordable at £9.95 inc.
This is a
godsend for anyone who fishes regularly and owns a PC.
The CD is
easy to use and contains a mass of tidal information for the UK,
Ireland and Channel Ports. All you have to do is pop the CD into
your computer and follow the on-screen instructions.