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Old 03-09-2007
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TB...sorry if I wasn't clear in my post. the yeoman plotting board requires input from a GPS to be properly set up to use on each paper chart you put on the board. Didn't know if you knew that so provided the link. Either with an electronic chartplotter or the Yeoman plotting are ultimately relying on a GPS position fix. Now on to more important things:

But most of our navigating while sailing is done from the aft helm, where our 2nd plotter is located. Paper charts would be very inconvenient to use back there.

Are you saying you are sailing relying solely on a chartplotter for your position?? Do you not want your paper charts at your side? I understand you are using them for planning but I cannot imagine not using them while underway as well.
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