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Old 08-14-2015, 07:16 PM   #41
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Growing up with a father whos hobby was Navigation and specifically celestial navigation he taught me a great deal I never know as much as him not even close

but when I cross open water I have my charts out and marked with time spots and alweays make note of compass headings

this being said I really rely on my Garmin plotter and Garmin charts with Active captain

What I find Intersting is when my parents come along with us my father has become a expert at using the Garmin and Active Captian

Dad will say son the ditch gets tight around that island and the red stick is down it will have a temp floater and things such as this
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:24 PM   #42
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When we were told not to use the Virgin version of TVMDC anymore in public education classes, we made up our own neumonic: TeleVision Makes Dull Children, Add Wonder.
Good enough!
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:18 PM   #43
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Not sure I see where I specifically said paper, but you can be that way if you like. .
"Don't people ever pick up a chart and navigate anymore?"

I believe you said that, Tom!Unless, of course you meant to pick up the chart plotter or computer and start navigating!
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:28 PM   #44
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We always keep the paper chart on the chart table on the port side of the helm. I have come from DR plots figuring tides, winds, and currents to RDF, to single track Loran A, to Loran C, and now tow MFDs at the helm.,

With radar/chart overlay and all the depth, speed, chart position data right on the screen. It's a beautiful thing, and my electronics are a couple of generations behind state of the art. Works for me.



Edit: We also keep grease pencils at the nav station to mark hourly fixes on the Lexan top, and check off markers when on the ICW. It's good to have an idea where you are.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:16 AM   #45
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I think Ancora and his wife participate in predicted log contests. Predicted Logs are a really good test of piloting skills. That brings up another point. What we sometimes call navigation is really to me piloting. While technically it probably could be called navigation, I think of navigation as offshore type cruising.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:01 PM   #46
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I'm in the ICW 95% of the time, the river the rest. I have a chartplotter, and paper charts plus use my tablet if in unfamiliar water but usually I know where I'm at and nothing is needed.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #47
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When we were told not to use the Virgin version of TVMDC anymore in public education classes, we made up our own neumonic: TeleVision Makes Dull Children, Add Wonder.
Good enough!
Oh great! Now how are people supposed to deal with all these dull virgins?

Next thing you know we'll have dead men voting twice at elections!

At least we have LORAN to fall back on....
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:16 AM   #48
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Well said.

We ALL navigate, we just use different tools.

And yes, an emp would be a problem, but then if that happens, no GPS well be the least of your problems.

More likely a fire burns up your paper charts!
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Oh great! Now how are people supposed to deal with all these dull virgins?

Next thing you know we'll have dead men voting twice at elections!

At least we have LORAN to fall back on....
I am offended, Chicago rules clearly state that the dead can only vote once in each election, unless of course the election is close.
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I am offended, Chicago rules clearly state that the dead can only vote once in each election, unless of course the election is close.
Well, once in any given ward, that is.
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I am offended, Chicago rules clearly state that the dead can only vote once in each election, unless of course the election is close.
My uncle in Chicago voted Republican his whole life. Since he died he has voted the straight Democrat ticket.
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