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As I don't spend lots of time behind the helm... the auto pilot steers.. I don't see the point of having one and only one chart plotter mounted back there. A C80 makes more sense below decks at a nav station and if you must have a chart plotter at the helm.. get a small portable one when you can take with you.
Sure for big boats with oddles of electronics it's cool to have MFDs all over the place. And I suppose if you are always behind the helm because you don't use an autopilot if you need to see a plotter... at the helm it must be.
However, I would consider getting an auto pilot and find a better location for a plotter. I'm not saying that a plotter isn't handy in the cockpit... but I think the smaller hand held ones actually make more sense. And they can be in removable fix mount too.
Last edited by SanderO; 08-13-2007 at 02:59 PM.