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Re: Gps navigation advise

Well you have hit on the salient point... That the liars hold court at the moment.

You navigation will be by GPS so you are right to learn it now. You are right there's no books about it. Basically because GPS takes the crap out of navigation and it doesn't need a book, just the instruction leaflet.

Make sure your GPS can plug into a laptop so you can use better/cheaper charts than Garmin. Download CM93 off the Internet, or from a cruising friend, and download OpenCpn a free chart plotter for PC. Then plug the GPS into the Opencpn and you are off and away on a learning experience that will be the basis for all navigation.

I don't have paper charts on this boat and would never sail with anyone that uses them. They are unsafe and obsolete.


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