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Re: The Nav Station Is Obsolete, Let's Build a Bar!

I'm with the "keep the nav station" crowd provided you have enough boat. OK so most navigation is done electronically but NS is a nice place to sit and ponder or even pontificate. A good ns also allows you to wedge yourself into place. For mine, when I come off watch, particularly at night or in poor visibility its good to be able to sit down at the ns and simply look at plotter and/or chart. If you have made a mistake its a good time to realise it and correct.

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Re: The Nav Station Is Obsolete, Let's Build a Bar!

Originally Posted by Ninefingers View Post


Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Looks like the practice of "navigating" aboard that boat was strictly a matter of pushing buttons and scrolling a cursor at the helm...
I don't think Perry Mason wouldn't take that leap.
You could be right about that - but, was Perry a sailor? (grin)

I see a nav station completely absent of any instrumentation, navigational, or communications gear whatsoever... I suppose that little thing mounted above the electrical panel might possibly be a GPS looking unlike any fixed mount unit I've ever seen before, but it sure looks more like a stereo or CD player, to my eye...

Of course, perhaps they might have done their chart work/navigating using a handheld GPS, IPad, or similar here:

Or, maybe here:

However, I think I'll remain comfortable out on my limb of speculation, and guess that it was all done right HERE:

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