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Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts
...One option that does not seem to be available on plotters (at least those available to us mortals) is the ability to attach a large, remote touchscreen. It would be nice to be able to clearly see more of the big picture without having to constantly zoom in and out on a 5-10" micro-screen.
Don't forget that PC based chartplotter software can often run two instances in side-by-side windows. You can zoom one window in for local details, and keep the other window zoomed out for big picture display with far-off AIS/radar target. I do this routinely on my computer, so I can monitor both without having to manipulate the zoom level.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)