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post #5 of Old 09-11-2013
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Re: Look at a chart before setting GPS course

No kidding. It's really easy to set a course on a small screen chartplotter and miss things like small islands, fish traps, rocks, etc. It's something you need to think about when using a limited screen view device. Just plotting waypoints without looking at a small scale chart is inviting disaster.

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