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

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Dave, It seems to me you are being somewhat unfair. JE (irritating grin or no irritating grin) is on record in this very thread as saying his primary nav aid is GPS and as you have yourself noted he seems to be using a computer from time to time. I daresay the old luddite probably has a mobile phone, has updated from oil to electricity for his lights and rumour has it the hamster has gone and replaced by one of them new fangled infernal combustion thingys.
Not trying to denigrate JE. I have the utmost respect for him and would jump at the chance to learn from him on a delivery or sail sometime if he'd have me. I'd even keep my charts north, plotter north and turn off my iPad and cell.

We do have differences in opinions, especially when it comes to electronics and the experience of modern sailors, but most of what he posts I agree with.

Sorry if my sarcasm has overshadowed that
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