Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?
The biggest benefit for us is the AIS and radar overlay in our chart plotter. AIS is great for catching the "go fast" cargo ships coming down the Puget Sound. They fly along at 20+ kts and it is nice to get an hour pre-warning that AIS provides. Typically we see the 60 minute anticipated track line that AIS provides dance across our bow in the chart plotter. That sure gets your attention. Typically it is long before we are in visual range.