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Old 01 May 2004, 17:49   #1
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Anyone know of a good site for waypoints? or do i still have to do it the hard way........
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Old 01 May 2004, 21:14   #2
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Don't know but isn't that what this forum is for? How about a section on waypoints????
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it is better to do it the hard way
if you buy a waypoint directory your route is dictated by this, it is better safer that you input your waypoints and you dictate the route you want,
also think about the danger if the directory is not proof read and figures entered are not accurate you could be sending yourself into danger if you want to be lazy then a decent chartplotter programme will allow you to plan your journeys , upload your waypoints or print them off so you can enter them manualy
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Nice on Tim. It's not only in the proof reading - it's easy to get into problems sharing waypoints if someone uses a different datum (done that one!) and the more anyone uses a waypoints directory, the more likely someone is to plot a course over land. You would realise that obvious mistake though. As long as it's not dark. And there's a suspicious number of people running into buoys... they didn't enter the buoy's lat&long as their waypoint, surely?

Deep Blue, there's a waypoint directory included with your 2004 Reeds Almanac.
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Hi Richard
re the datums yes i agree on that , reminds me of a famous warship that hit a very large rock in the SOUTHERN HEMISPERE.did not check DATUM on chart! datums currently being used
wgs 84 osgb36 then ned and lots more ( more and more now printed WGS84)
i would steer clear of directories
and never plot a bouy as a way point , last year Sunseeker delivery hit a bouy
at night and yes it was lit , much better to set it to one side of a bouy so you get a visual fix as you pass , and if using 6 min rule great as a back up.
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and never plot a bouy as a way point , last year Sunseeker delivery hit a bouy
at night and yes it was lit , much better to set it to one side of a bouy so you get a visual fix as you pass , and if using 6 min rule great as a back up.
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You are right if you don't do it the hard way and rely solely on GPS then you are buggered if the GPS breaks down.

That Sunseeker was that the accident around Yarmouth way?
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yes !
probably had autopilot on and entered buoy as waypoint.
you know the rest
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