TacTic Use

Can anyone help me with how does a TacTic work. Does it tell you wind shift and therefore when to tack? If so, how does it tell you. Any overview with detail usage would be helpful.

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Go to the Tictack website and they have an interactive demo for

Go to the Tictack website and they have an interactive demo for the unit, which includes 'you' actually sailing upwind w/ and w/o a Micro unit and compares results. I found that a high quality pair of sunglasses (+$100) is more effective in anticipating wind direction.

Basically, the Tac Tic has 2 compas modes, "ompass" for actual h

Basically, the Tac Tic has 2 compas modes, "ompass" for actual heading and "Tactical" for reading lifts and headers. In tactical mode the compass automatically adds and subtracts a predetermined tacking angle (80 degrees for the Scot in most winds) resulting in the same central number being displayed on each tack representing the actual wind direction. As the boat is lifted or headed, the readout changes from that central number in 5 degree increments, allowing the skipper to see that he is up or dowm from previous headings on that tack. The unit also has a countdown timer for starting after which it shifts to tactical mode. It is most useful on large bodies of water (where land sights are difficult). Learn to use a standard compass first to appreciate and understand what the Tac Tic is telling you. Bob New FS 5143 Merritt Island Florida Fleet Captain Fleet 179