Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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I use paper charts for all our planned trips - have been for decades. As a result of years of plotting courses directly on paper charts and repeating the same routes over and over within our cruising range each season, these routes have become permanently penciled onto each chart - and we have amassed quite a collection.
We of course have GPS, in addition to separate but integrated chartplotter screens at both helms, plus a handheld backup. The paper charts are always out on the chart table and accessed frequently when either sailing from the aft cockpit helm or piloting from the pilothouse.
Here's a view of the pilothouse while in Block Island last season:
But having paper charts open on the aft deck is inconvenient during heavy weather and high winds. My point was, if we were to use the Yeoman device from the aft helm, the charts would be even more vulnerable.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Last edited by TrueBlue; 03-09-2007 at 11:56 AM.