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post #36 of Old 07-09-2013
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Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

electronics (raymarine) have course up, heads up, and north up. At nav station have north up to match paper. Under dodger and at helm have head up to match radar. Agree with using split screen when running radar. Easier to see targets and match contour of land masses when making landfall. My 2 cents.

p.s.- did this for crew. seems to make for less confusion. until I know crew has basics of chapman's don't even let them sit at the nav station or put a pencil on my charts. So north no issue there but to be honest flip back and forth N up/head up even at nav station as auto sych function may screw up if radar functioning.

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