Originally Posted by Vasco
I hope those that ask others for waypoints aren't relying on them. In my mind the only waypoints I'd rely on are those I've taken off up-to-date charts by myself. Asking others for recommended routes is acceptable but you really should plot the route and take off the waypoints by yourself.
Of course we plot our routes ourselves and confirm waypoints. Just asked if anyone had waypoints to share because we have received tracks from others for areas like Tonga
and the San Blas Islands of Panama
that proved invaluable when navigating in and around reefs where the charts are not exactly aligned to GPS
. It is really nice to have a track to refer to where you know someone else has already sailed. Nice to have for reference when your chart is clearly showing you sailing on land.