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Old 04-19-2014, 09:37 PM   #1
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So I just picked up a new H20B xpress with a 115 4stroke Yamaha.

Looking to take out Pensacola Pass from time to time when the seas are manageable.

NO I'm NOT asking for any numbers!! But with ALL the ONLINE numbers how do I determine which numbers are say 4 miles or less in distance.

Like(for instance) anything 30 17 .466 and less would be 4 miles

Does anyone have an exact(close) Latitude degree?

Thank you in advance
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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A degree of Latitude in the Pensacola vicinity is roughly 60NM and a Degree of Longitude is roughly 60 STATUTE miles.

so if your GPS is set up Degrees/Minutes/Seconds then one Minute is 1 NM in Latitude Direction or 1 Statute mile in Longitude.

so from 30.00 to 29.59 would be roughly 1 NM and from 87.20 to 87.21 would be roughly 1 Statute Mile.

If you know the pass numbers subtract .o4 from the 30's line (latitude) and that will give you 4 NM out. ADD .04 to the 87 line (longitude) and that will give you 4 SM east, Subtract .04 and that will give you 4 SM west.
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10-4. Great explanation. There no use in me inputting info that I will never use. This gives me a way to save that input time.

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So I just picked up a new H20B xpress with a 115 4stroke Yamaha.

Looking to take out Pensacola Pass from time to time when the seas are manageable.

NO I'm NOT asking for any numbers!! But with ALL the ONLINE numbers how do I determine which numbers are say 4 miles or less in distance.

Like(for instance) anything 30 17 .466 and less would be 4 miles

Does anyone have an exact(close) Latitude degree?

Thank you in advance
Go and buy a Hilton's map from your closest saltwater fishing store. I got mine at west marine for 15 bucks. That way you can see it on your kitchen table, and know exactly what is within that 9 mile state water area. I think all the lat and long squares are either in 5 or 10 mile blocks. So it should be easy to understand once you see it .
Also the pensacola dive sites you can find on google, some of them will have distance from land to the reefs.
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By the way...once you get comfortable with that boat you'll easily be able to go 15 miles with no trouble and on a really good day there's no reason you couldn't hit the edge....just get to know the boat first....oh...and with one screw....buy Sea Tow or Boat US..gives you an added confidence!
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Go get Garmin Home Port and open all the numbers takes 5 seconds and then eliminate the ones you don't want. Better yet get a garmin GPS and another minute or 2 and all or any numbers are put on the machine.You are going to have to have a gps for the boat anyway.
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I have a lowance hds5 with side imaging.
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Great advice from BillyBob
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I use the same GPS, Lowrance HD5 with structure scan. the software to plan and type in waypoints on your computer is called Insight planner or if you can find an old copy of "Mapcreate", that will work with there USR format.
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