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And Joe that is why I use a Portland Plotter.

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OMG Jack...keep an eye on that Portland Plotter! I've been following a story out of England where a Portland is suspected in the disappearance of medium sized ketch. The pouch was left at the finger dock...it's their only lead thus far.


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Thanks chris12345. thank you. ( I do from time to time take a paper chart into my cockpit, but it suffers greatly.)

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Celestial is worth knowing just because, IMHO. It's an elegant solution to a problem and it ties us to a long tradition. And someday, it just might come in handy. But even if it never does, not all knowledge must be strictly practical.

Basic skills in coastal navigation remain essential. Most chartplotters will not keep you out of harm on shoals, obstructions, etc. It's essential that you know how to read a paper chart to get the "big picture" that you can't get with a 5" screen. You can zoom in, zoom out all day long, but it ain't the same thing.
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Made-up b*u*l*l*s*h*i*t* story: :cool
Ya think?

The other story though....when good nav tools go bad....totally true. I read it on teh intranetz, so it must be true.


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Celestial is worth knowing just because, IMHO. It's an elegant solution to a problem and it ties us to a long tradition. And someday, it just might come in handy. But even if it never does, not all knowledge must be strictly practical.

Basic skills in coastal navigation remain essential. Most chartplotters will not keep you out of harm on shoals, obstructions, etc. It's essential that you know how to read a paper chart to get the "big picture" that you can't get with a 5" screen. You can zoom in, zoom out all day long, but it ain't the same thing.
Absolutely - I love getting the copy of 3001 out to start planning the circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Even on the desktop computer it is not the same.
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