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Old 01-22-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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Garmin Blue Chart Question

Does the Garmin Blue Chart app provide a "headline" from the vessel icon to show the vessels current direction? I use this when navigating narrow channels.

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Yes. It does. Little boat icon.
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The line can be any length you want.

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Garmin Blue Chart Question

Oh wait, I just thought he has asking about the icon pointing in the right direction. Duh!

I didn't know it would do that line thingy. How do I make that happen?
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Yes, BUT, if you have strong wind from the side the boat can get blown sideways out of the channel and the line will hold the same heading. Sometimes it can be a little disceptive. You can use a crab angle into the wind and hold course but it still looks a little funny with the line pointing clearly to one side of the channel. With wind and current acting on the boats heading I dont find it to usefull. BTW, nice bote
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The line can be any length you want.

Thanks SCOTTEDAVIS...

Can you tell me where to set that, I've been all over the settings and must be overlooking it!
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As I recall you can set it to show heading or course up.
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Thanks SCOTTEDAVIS...





Can you tell me where to set that, I've been all over the settings and must be overlooking it!

Charts
>
Navigation Chart
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MENU
>
Chart Setup
>
Chart
Appearance
>
Heading Line ON/OFF
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Thanks SCOTTEDAVIS...





Can you tell me where to set that, I've been all over the settings and must be overlooking it!

Charts
>
Navigation Chart
>
MENU
>
Chart Setup
>
Chart
Appearance
>
Heading Line ON/OFF


Heading Line
—draws an extension line from the bow of the boat in
the direction of travel.

Off
—turns the heading line off.

d
istance
—sets the distance to the end of the heading line.

Time
—sets the amount of time until you reach the end of the
heading line
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Charts
>
Navigation Chart
>
MENU
>
Chart Setup
>
Chart
Appearance
>
Heading Line ON/OFF


Heading Line
—draws an extension line from the bow of the boat in
the direction of travel.

Off
—turns the heading line off.

d
istance
—sets the distance to the end of the heading line.

Time
—sets the amount of time until you reach the end of the
heading line

Just to double check, are these instructions for Blue Chart app on an iPad or on an actual chart plotter? I am looking for this configuration on an iPad app...
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Just to double check, are these instructions for Blue Chart app on an iPad or on an actual chart plotter? I am looking for this configuration on an iPad app...

Sorry, I have 3 Garmin plotters on board, so no Ipad. I missed the app part in the OP.
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