It has often been suggested that having a chart plotter was a single
source of failure - I never really accepted this as we have on our boat
backup in the form of cellphones, AIS
with its own GPS
, plus radios etc etc all which seem to have GPS
built in. Sure we might loose radar
if we lost
the plotter, but basic nav has various backups.
Anyway.....we are lucky enough to have inherited a second plotter and I am trying to work
out where to best mount it.
yacht, I could stack them vertically at the pedestal
, but in the event of a roll, they would both likely be washed away, or non functional.
I could put the second one at the chart table, so its physically separated from the one in the cockpit
, thus in a roll situation we probably wouldnt loose both, but its not likely to get as much use.
I kinda feel (at the pedestal) its a bit like having two monitors connected to your computer - you wonder how you lived with one.
Any other considerations?