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Old 01-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #14
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RE: GPS settings, and Wind Turbine charging

One more quick point for the North up argument. Elsewhere on the forum a recent thread discusses the use of paper charts. As many do, I always have a paper chart beside me while underway. It will generally give me a larger picture of where I am, and is instantly ready in the very unlikely event that the electronics crash.*

My paper charts invariably have North up, (except for the now rare to find strip charts) and so it is very easy to correlate between paper and plotter if the plotter is North up. My cruising area is primarily between the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound, which is a mix of somewhat open water and lots of islands, passes, etc.

The bottom line though is that the beauty of modern electronics is that you can use it however you want to.

Okay, I'm done.
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