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Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?
I've always found it interesting how few people - when transiting sections of the ICW that run due E & W, such as the Alligator-Pungo Canal - will still speak on the VHF in terms of being either 'south' or 'north-bound'...
This could be a subject and a thread in itself. I'm one of those who believe that proper usage on the ICW is always "North / South bound" since it is quite clear which direction you are heading.
On a side river or route where the two ends are clearly east and west of each other, I would say "East / West" even if there were a bridge in a short north / south running portion.