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Mine is my computer (laptop) table. Mine faces forward, So I enjoy watching the TV mounted on the forward bulkhead while working or surfing the net. I find that this seat is the most used seating area for me.


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I don't know what it is about me, but I need to be facing the pointy end of the boat when I working with charts. My mind just does not work well if I facing the stern and trying to think about where I want the bow to go.

When I go down to the City (NYC) and get on a subway, I lose all sense of direction.
Are you one of those drivers who turns the map when navigating.

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Are you one of those drivers who turns the map when navigating.
Yes, doesn't everyone?

To keep this on a sailing theme, Have you ever been on a boat that the GPS is set to the "north up" course display. To me, I rather be water boarded.


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Yes, doesn't everyone?

To keep this on a sailing theme, Have you ever been on a boat that the GPS is set to the "north up" course display. To me, I rather be water boarded.
I get lost if it's not "north up". I'd start running into things if the chart started spinning around!

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I get lost if it's not "north up". I'd start running into things if the chart started spinning around!
My wife makes fun of me because, I couldn't do that.

To me the Gps needs to be set to "course up", If the chart kit is in the cockpit then it is rotated to correspond to the direction of the bow. This all matches what my eyes are seeing in front of me over the bow. To me it is 3 part Harmony!


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Same with me, it's gotta be course up

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My navigation experience started on land in the Army and one of the things we learned was orienting a map to the surface, first with a compass, then by terrain association. The point of the excercise was so that the depiction of things on the map were actually in relation to their true location on the ground. Later as a pilot, I learned to postion my paper chart "course up" so that identifiable points along the course appeared in the same direction out the window as they did on the chart. When GPS moving map came along with their "north up" default display, I found it terribly confusing. Setting the display to "course up" allows me to effortlessly maintain situational awareness. I'm sure there are human factors experts out there that could explain why that is, but for me, it is much less mentally taxing to have a moving map display with my course up. When plotting courses or taking bearings off a chart I have no problem with north up, or the conversions from "grid" to mag or the reverse.

As for my nav station, I was happy with the nav station on my O'day 322 (like Hillsters pic) and I am pretty happy with the nav station on my C36. I wouldn't mind some more shelf space but overall I really like the forward facing station. Later models turned the nav station facing outwards and I think I would lke that less.

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I love having an interior space to look at a paper chart. Paper gives such a nice view of an entire area...and who wants to be plugged in all the time, anyway???


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Ok... so... who actually sits and plots on paper at their nav stations? I don't!

thanks everyone for making this an interesting thread!

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To keep this on a sailing theme, Have you ever been on a boat that the GPS is set to the "north up" course display. To me, I rather be water boarded.
I have to use North Up.
I get confused when useing track up and end up going around in circles.

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