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

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
North up. it is a chart plotter, not a TomTom, so it should be chart oriented as an honest- to-neptune paper chart is oriented. Orienting to course risks spatial disorientation as your compass (you still use a compass, right?) and chart differentiate wildly, especially after dark.
I'm not sure that I understand your example. I don't turn my paper chart so that it's always oriented north even when my boat is not. I must be missing something.
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