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Old 13-02-2008, 03:54   #1
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“PINNIPED’S” WAYPOINT LIST FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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While I wouldn’t use anyone else’s waypoints for close-in navigation, this extensive list of waypoints might provide a useful voyage planning tool.
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Old 15-02-2008, 08:23   #2
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Hi Gord, I agree with your caution and would go one step further. I am a professional navigator and would never trust anyone else's GPS coordinates unless I personally knew them. There are too many risks at play, including errors, different datum, the originator does not know from which direction you are approaching (navigational hazards enroute). A cruiser is better served to determine where they would like to go and plan their own passage. Regards, Scott
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Hi Gord, I agree with your caution and would go one step further. I am a professional navigator and would never trust anyone else's GPS coordinates unless I personally knew them. There are too many risks at play, including errors, different datum, the originator does not know from which direction you are approaching (navigational hazards enroute). A cruiser is better served to determine where they would like to go and plan their own passage. Regards, Scott
100% absolutely agree...........using other people's waypoints is a recipe for disaster. It doesn't matter if you know and trust the person or not.

Do your own due dilligence....it's all part of good seamanship.

If you screw-up, it's your fault......if the other person screws up....it's still your fault, in fact, it then becomes academic stupidity.

Voyage planning should start with a destination then work backwards to a start point. This is where other's waypoints could hinder or cloud your own judgement.
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