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Old 27-11-2005, 12:12   #1
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Navigation Station

Has anyone got a good navigation station layout.
Looking for one with a chart table around 1100mm x 750mm
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Old 27-11-2005, 13:29   #2
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Chuckle.. Sorry, I find this funny 'cause when we were doing passages, our navigation table was the cabin floor.

About lunch time, Julie would fire up the handheld GPS (Trimbal back then) grab the dividers and lay the map err, chart! on the floor. We'd sit down there and plot our "noon shot".

We still have that map up on the wall with all them little penceled in X-s all over it.

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Old 08-12-2005, 11:03   #3
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Now this is a REAL navigation Station...

Click on this link - www.geocities.com/offshorepilothouse

Follow the pictures down and see a REAL navigation station. This is on our 51 ft Offshore Pilothouse Motorsailor.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:55   #4
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Wow Chris. That is just WOW.
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To heck with the nav station: is that a Snap-On roll around tool box next to the settee? Too Much! Amazing what you can do in ONLY 51'.

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Seriously, with more and more echarts, the need for large nav stations is diminishing. Consider using the main saloon when you need to spread out a big chart. Use the computer for most. It is the way of the future.

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Try this

Too many switches and knobs. I would get confused very easily.
Drill or no drill.
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You gotta understand - CSY Man is a commercial pilot (comforted, not intiminated by instrumentation)
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Yeah, I get confused as well:
This is my office...Another 600 gauges, buttons, lights and breakers to the side and behind the camera.

http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/commun...iew=thumbs&ck=


Yeah Gord, I am like a Claustro Maniac (One that thrives on enclosed spaces as opposed to a Claustrophobic who panics in them..Same with gauges and buttons and swithces and lights..:-)
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The last refit I did in Ft. Lauderdale was for an AA checkout pilot (Maj.. Barry Gauch, Retired Marine Pilot). He drove me nuts with his desire for redundant instrumentation and equipment. I even had to prepare a series of “checklists” for departure & arrival procedures. It’s a pilot thing.
Did you coin the phrase “Claustro Maniac”, or is my ignorance showing again? Whatever derivation, it’s an apt and descriptive term.
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Here is an interesting navigation station layout on a St. Croix 40ft IMS racer I designed in 1991.

The table is under the forward cockpit sole on the centreline of hull and a seat on both port & starboard side. Regardless of tack, the navigator always have a firm seating position relative to the table.
The table is mounted on locked gimbals longitudinaly and can be adjusted if required.

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The last refit I did in Ft. Lauderdale was for an AA checkout pilot (Maj.. Barry Gauch, Retired Marine Pilot). He drove me nuts with his desire for redundant instrumentation and equipment. I even had to prepare a series of “checklists” for departure & arrival procedures. It’s a pilot thing.
Yeah, I am guilty of that as well.

I have made "Rhapsody" 1979 CSY 33 Cutter into a Boeing with numerous back-up systems and rendundancies etc.
At a minimum, 2 of everything, separate power sources, then a spare....

As for claustro-maniac, yeah, it is a home made phrase. Try to use it to B.S. girls at the bar, they grow big eyes when ya tell 'em of the need to be stuck in a elevator and stuff like that..
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Was not sure I had one but here's a pic of a cluttered nav station. Took it right before Isabel hit a couple of years ago for insurance reasons. But looking through the clutter can give you a good idea.

Note I now have put a 'cut-out' in the middle of the chart table to that the PC just fits into and can be tied down.

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Jon:
That’s not a “pic of a cluttered nav station” - think of it as a “MESS”, as in Minimally Essential Standard System requirement.

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