Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Thanked 250 Times in 234 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Charting a course
I don't often put an entire route in the chartplotter at once. Routes are often interrupted by traffic or winds don't allow one to follow it precisely anyway. More often, I move the cursor to my next desired waypoint, which I planned on a chart or the screen over coffee in the morning and just "go-to" it. When I get there, I start over. A half hour between waypoints would often be minimum, so it even gives me something to do on a passage. If waypoints are close together, such as in tighter waterways, they are all the less likely to allow perfect following anyway. Most often, a route line is really just a danger bearing for me anyway. I may place the cursor outside an obstruction to know, while I'm tacking/jibing, that I don't want to be on the wrong side of it, rather than follow it precisely.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.