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Old 19-06-2014, 09:08   #16
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Re: Why widescreen chart plotters?

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One reason we prefer north up is the swirly map effect. If we are making a lot of turns in a tight area, it annoys me.

Good point, that too.

Took me 5the first 0 years or so to figure out some people were happier when they turned the map... and then another decade or so to (probably) correlate that to people who do left/right pretty well, but don't intuitively know east/west/north/south.

When I made up a softcopy set of "directions" for our latest house, I used both -- e.g., "turn left (east)" or "landmark X on the north (right) side" -- throughout. We seem to have fewer lost sheep after that...

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Re: Why widescreen chart plotters?

Wide screen chart plotters are great when you need to use split screen for charts and radar.

Course up display is a newer display technology and is preferred if your wife will ever be at the helm. My wife is at the helm often and she and many others do not understand North up, especially when you’re going south. They just do not understand how to steer to a route. Most of the time they steer in the wrong direction and have to correct. Course up display allows them to steer as they would steer a car.
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Old 19-06-2014, 09:23   #18
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When I made up a softcopy set of "directions" for our latest house, I used both -- e.g., "turn left (east)" or "landmark X on the north (right) side" -- throughout. We seem to have fewer lost sheep after that...

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How big is your house???!!!!

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One reason we prefer north up is the swirly map effect.
Some chart plotters handle Head Up mode much better than others with faster redraws and damping. Course Up mode is steady on all of them.

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Re: Why widescreen chart plotters?

I think some of us have better spacial capabilities. Mine must be poor because I can't steer a boat on a S course with a N up display. I do better with my eyes closed.

Anybody run their car GPS N up?
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Anybody run their car GPS N up?
Yep car, boat, etc., it's always in north up mode.

And as far as the suggestion of faster or slower response to spinning maps, both have issues and I don't like it.

I don't have a problem if others prefer course up. I do have a problem with switching back and forth.
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Tiny. But we eventually learned some folks were making all sorts of strange turns -- usually eventually arriving, but sometimes frazzled -- if I only gave directions using one method or the other.

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Yep, north up.

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Tiny. But we eventually learned some folks were making all sorts of strange turns -- usually eventually arriving, but sometimes frazzled -- if I only gave directions using one method or the other.

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Ah, you meant directions TO your house - not directions FOR your house…

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Ah, you meant directions TO your house - not directions FOR your house…

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Oh. I see. Yep, TO, not FOR.

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