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post #37 of Old 02-25-2014
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Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

Off-shore it is used continually for radar and AIS information, close to shore it is used as an aid to navigation we just do not believe it is accurate and never use it for close navigation especially at night.

We see between 1 and 3 boats per year on Caribbean reefs and there is a boat in the yard in Panama, where we are presently, that spent 14 hours on a reef because the skipper believed a plotter rather than his eyes.
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