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post #16 of Old 07-09-2013
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Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

Charts are north oriented., ie north is top of page.
Nav stations are designed to fit charts with north up orientation.
ergo, all plotting is done with north up.
looking down on the chart laid out on the nav with the course marked (you do use a paper chart back up, right?), then looking at the plotter, whihc is course oriented will cause a momentary unnecessary spatial disorientation.

Which is compounded by boat manufacturers insisting on installing nav stations whihc face the stern, not the bow.

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