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Old 21-12-2015, 04:42   #166
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

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wow, just read all 11 pages. I'm a little surprised that so many plot a course in magnetic but each to their own. It really only matters if your traveling a long distance, (and don't have a new fang dangle plotter with GPS) or if your navigating in a plane
true. Guess I should have clarified my question. I was just practicing plotting on paper, as navigating Buzzard's Bay, I don't get to practice much. I was using the plotter to confirm my work...

The Coastal navigation courses I have taken just said to put a T or M on your course line to clarify
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

Don't use routes... makes no sense for sailors. You can program some waypoint to get from here to there... but unless you motor what's the point of using routes? To drive an AP? That seems nuts.
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Don't use routes... makes no sense for sailors. You can program some waypoint to get from here to there... but unless you motor what's the point of using routes? To drive an AP? That seems nuts.
I said I was just practicing on the paper chart. Using the plotter to check the accuracy of my work. Nothing more. I don't always get free time to practice plotting on paper. Just kinda surprised the plotter couldnt plot in magnetic, or convert. Wonder why the plotter wants the local variation.

When I opened this thread 5 years ago, I just plotted a small course on paper and wanted to check it on the plotter..which I couldnt do, and Navico said it couldnt be done. I just thought it was strange.
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

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I said I was just practicing on the paper chart. Using the plotter to check the accuracy of my work. Nothing more. I don't always get free time to practice plotting on paper. Just kinda surprised the plotter couldnt plot in magnetic, or convert. Wonder why the plotter wants the local variation.

When I opened this thread 5 years ago, I just plotted a small course on paper and wanted to check it on the plotter..which I couldnt do, and Navico said it couldnt be done. I just thought it was strange.
We haven't finished hitting you over the head with this thread. You must suffer for 5 more years, and have to answer a dozen more silly questions...
As for aerial navigation:
Da Plane I see Da Plane!
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

I plot my course by Bars.. beats T n M any day.. 😉
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We haven't finished hitting you over the head with this thread. You must suffer for 5 more years, and have to answer a dozen more silly questions...
As for aerial navigation:
Da Plane I see Da Plane!
true..

Could be worse..could be "which is the best anchor thread" !
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

<<Could be worse..could be "which is the best anchor thread" !>>

and for the next 5 years, ''which is the best boat for me ....''
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Re: In Creating a Route on Charts, Do You Use True or Magnetic ?

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I plot my course by Bars.. beats T n M any day.. 😉
Well now you are stuffed. I read one English pub has been washed away in a storm... you could end up in Holland!
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Well now you are stuffed. I read one English pub has been washed away in a storm... you could end up in Holland!
See what I mean..??
A win win technique.. there's some grand bars and coffee house's in Holland..
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I plot my course by Bars.. beats T n M any day.. 😉
A lot of sailors navigate in the Philippines..... using T & A, .....although they do apply TVMDC and the Aussies spell route a bit different
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