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Old 02-02-2011
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Originally Posted by erps View Post
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How does anyone get anywhere new, if they don't aim for it? Easiest way to aim for it, is to assign it a waypoint and steer towards it. I totally agree that you can't assume that your new waypoint will be a safe waypoint, but that should become apparent as you approach it.
Unfortunately, I've seen too many rookies take the waypoints in their GPS for gospel...and that's usually a bad thing. I agree you can use them i fyou remember that they're not tested IRL, and as such should be approached cautiously.

I go buoy or marker to the next buoy or marker... and keep the GPS chartplotter for the big picture, and have the paper charts out. I use the Post-It tape flags to keep the position of the boat updated on the chart, especially if I'm in unfamiliar waters.
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