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Re: Cellphone Nav?
Your first "go to" are paper charts? In 2013? Really?
Ok. Each to their own.
Compare a 36" X 48" chart with a 4", 7" or 12" screen. I also use official tide and current tables.
When I am teaching I will turn off the helm chartplotter if I have a student mesmerized it.
In Canada we are required to carry official charts and publications unless we have sufficient local knowledge or an ECDIS and the training to use it.
Clearly I am not a Luddite as I am using the Internet to respond to this thread.
I have also seen some interesting errors on electronic charts. The idiosyncratic symbols on some electronic charts can be confusing.
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