GordMay had some very good comments on this subject. I particularly like the "post it" arrow idea. It sounds like he, and I are both "old school" when it comes to the conviction of plotting eveything. I know there are some sailors,and powerboaters that no longer believe these steps are necessary. Not long ago, I had sailed my 26 footer on a return trip from N.Bimini,to Ft.Lauderdale. It had been a long,but pleasant 9+ hour trip.The following morning of my return, I was asked to move my boat because the yard was getting ready to put a 30 foot cigarette boat in the water
.A large forklift came out of the huge boat storage
shed with a sleek craft between it's forks. In short time, the boat was in the water
, and the owner was aboard. I noticed him opening the box of a brand new Magellon GPS
. While he was becoming familiar with the features on it, I was talking with his girlfriend under a shaded picnic table canopy (it seemed like the sailorly thing to do
), She told me that her boyfriend was going to take her and some friends over to Bimini
for the day. He estimated that they would be there in a little over an hour! They were planning on returning that evening! Now for a sailor, that was a little impressive, considering I had spent the good part of a day sailing
the trip.Anyway, I know that there are others that follow the "navigation in a box" approach now a days. So, I ask the question.Do you plot,or not?