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Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

Head up.

Many times I like to advance the CP forward to anticipate what lays directly ahead of me and have it set in that configuration as the boat advances forward.

It is especially useful when traveling or plotting or keeping a course to a dedicated spot or say an inlet in seeing what is exactly in your way depth wise. The boat advances though the CP just like it does when I have the chart laid out on the nav station.

I actually turn the paper chart in the direction I am going so the peripheral landmarks are in the same position on the chart as they are when viewing in the cockpit when looking outside of the boat . IE if the rocks are on my starboard by sight, they are on my starboard by CP and also by chart. Its far less confusing when teaching someone also.
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