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How do other sailors share a their track (whether planned or completed) with other sailors?
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Do you mean what route was sailed? One way is via activecaptain.com. If you are talking about downloading a file from a chart plotter... I don't know.
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A quick and easy way on max c is to hit print screen, then save the image to a file.
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Re: Track Sharing

I haven't "been there or done that", but the last time I encountered an experienced So. Pacific sailor he insisted that I accept a thumb drive full of tracks into and out of Pacific atolls and anchorages. Apparently, swapping tracks is very common in areas where charts aren't that accurate. Following someone's GPS crumb trail is apparently safer than trying to navigate on a chart where the longitude is several miles off. In areas of the world with accurate chart datum swapping tracks is, in my experience, much less common.

The method for up/down loading tracks into or out of the thumb drive is above my pay grade.

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