SailNet Community - View Single Post - Navigation/Charting/Plotting Tools?
View Single Post
  #42  
Old 07-30-2007
sailaway21 sailaway21 is offline
Owner, Green Bay Packers
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 10,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice
tjk,
i've used the rolling plotter. It's a substitute for parallel rules and I find them both deficient. Particularly on a small boat, one must keep a degree of downward pressure for either to track accurately, and that is not always practicable. For the roller, you must push it evenly from the center, as well as have your chart well secured. I still prefer traingles due to size and flexibility of use. Never did much care for parallel rules except for running a long dr track.
__________________
“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook