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View Poll Results: do you have a chartplotter and/or what type of nav system do you use
No chartplotteer - paper charts and GPS 12 10.53%
No chartplotter - paper charts and compass only 1 0.88%
yes chartplotter - no paper charts 2 1.75%
yes chartplotter - paper charts and GPS backup 26 22.81%
yes chartplotter - paper charts and compass backup 14 12.28%
yes chartplotter - no paper and an independant back up chartplotter 3 2.63%
yes chartplotter - paper and an independant back up chartplotter 5 4.39%
we got everything, chartplotter, BU, GPS, paper 51 44.74%
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Old 24-05-2012, 10:11   #76
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Re: Do You Have a Chartplotter?

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Uscg. That's funny I was a kid in dc and did the course at 14. Road a bike down to a dump neighborhood for the course. Looking back I'm amazed that no one came up and was like kid what are you doing here. I did my time and passed. Don't think I would put much in a uscg course. For all the good stuff uscg does the community stuff is a joke. Ever watch the aux practice it' is not really a good example of seamanship. Find a old salt and beg yourself aboard.little value unless you can't read the colregs.

You took one course many years ago and are sure that they're all junk now?

That hasn't been my experience. I've found them all to be well thought out, well taught and very useful.
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You took one course many years ago and are sure that they're all junk now?

That hasn't been my experience. I've found them all to be well thought out, well taught and very useful.
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have taken a few USCGA classes. Outstanding. Instructors knew their stuff inside and out. Quite apparent they were all very passionate about boating, seamanship and teaching others.

If it were not for the USCGA courses, I probably wouldn't be sailing today.
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two chartplotters, both with radar overlay
two handheld Garman GPSmap 76
iPhone + iPad, both with nav package
full set paper charts
two different chart kits
Coast Pilot
dividers, protractors, vector calculator, parallel ruller
PLB with GPS window
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