Anchor Watch Aha!

Remember this picture?

A Fence (smartphone apps need not apply)

A Fence — OUT

Des Newman at Oziexplorer had already solved the problem. I just had to think laterally (and have an allergic reaction to the wildfire smoke that made sleep impossible). Oziexplorer allows one to set up alarm zones using specialized tracks!

Now the picture can be re-imagined as this:

real anchor watch7

A Fence — IN

And one can build it and any other shape in Oziexplorer by using the track function and designating the track as an alarm” track. Making this designation includes styling the area involved (hatching) so one can make sure the area was the one desired.

When the tide swings in this anchorage the boat moves with the water then the wind and then the water again -- complex -- a drag circle won't do for it.

When the tide swings in this anchorage the boat moves with the water then the wind and then the water again — complex, a drag circle won’t do for it.

If the boat moves into the diagonally hatched area a cruiser-defined alarm will sound — to include .wav  files of a voice (or you name it) instead of the annoying and ambiguous and ubiquitous 555 chip’s beeeeeeeeeeep. So now, for us, an Aussie lass bangs a gong and says, “Hey Mate! Check the boat position!” [Voice courtesy of Loquendo’s online TTS service. Voice choice was ours not Oziexplorer. The gong I had.]

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