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Re: Cruising yachts behaving if they're doing us a favour

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Originally Posted by piclarke View Post
Roger is there a steering GPS in the cockpit for the crew to steer by or they have to steer by Compass. And is there a steering compass in the cockpit.

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There is both a binnacle compass and the chartplotter. In addition to the chartplotter there are three control heads: GPS, Autopilot, and a multifunction display. So when the chartplotter is turned off you can still see heading, COG, SOG, cross track error, lat-long (all fed by the 5 GPS heads on board) and depth. You can not see radar, chart or AIS targets. The AIS and radar are alarmed and the duplicate chartplotter in the salon is always on so one can walk down and check if the alarm goes off.

CAPT Roger J. Jones USN (ret.)
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