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Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?
I used mine just yesterday. As I left the last green mark exiting Dinner Key on Biscayne Bay to starboard, my chart plotter said I was leaving it to port. Go figure.
My reservation with plotters is that one can believe that one is really where the plotter says you are relative to the hard things that will break your boat, and you too and maybe you aren't there.
The relative inaccuracy of the process of using my GPS and looking at where I think I am on a paper chart, has me more vigilant and therefore, in my judgement, safer.
You'd better learn to love your plotter, Ron...
Your Explorer Chartbooks of the Bahamas seem destined to be "outlawed", sooner or later...
But, hopefully not before Navionics fixes all of the gross inaccuracies that have long plagued their E-cartography of the Bahamas... :-)
Or Belize, for that matter:
"Red squiggle: where we ran aground. Black/red dots: deep water channel.
The channel is actually 300 yards east of what the Navnet Chart showed."
Greenland and Labrador is another region of the world, where paper charts are likely to be banned eventually, after all the purveyors of E-charts correct their current products to match the superior accuracy of the Danish and CHS paper charts already in existence... :-)
Last edited by JonEisberg; 02-25-2014 at 12:47 PM.