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

One reason I tend to like the N up orientation is because my Garmin unit sometimes rotates the view around too much if in track-up mode. When figuring out the heading while maneuvering, say, through a set of buoys, it can rotate the screen around. With North-up this does not happen. It also doesn't happen on the paper chart.

I can think of no task more useless and boring than using the "highway" screen on a GPS. What a great challenge to squint at a freakin' digital screen to stay on the "highway" while ignoring the real world around you.

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