Join Date: May 2008
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Multi-display Boat Icon is Slightly "Off"
I just returned from a couple of days with my family at Santa Cruz Island. I noticed that when I set waypoints and follow the track, I am off a bit when I arrive. That seemed odd to me. When making my way to my slip I noticed that the boat icon in my display is not pointing in the exact direction of travel.
So even though I was going down the middle of a channel, it showed my boat facing about 15-20 degrees right while traveling down the middle of the channel. Does this make sense? So, thinking that the icon showed my actual orientation, I was always a bit 'off' when heading towards a waypoint.
I'll have to dig out the two-volume manual and see what it says. Has anybody else run into this?
Thanks as always, Bill
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."