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Old 29 April 2013, 10:09   #1
Country: Germany
Town: Hamburg
Boat name: Der Delphin
Make: Parker
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 120HP
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annual correction of paper charts

In the era of cmap & iPad:
wondering who else would do this - download the huuuuge set of corrections as pdf and update the charts.

My reason for doing this is to have an up-2-date primary means of navigation, I am forced to rethink existing plans and plan B's, and if the sh1t hits the fan I can prove proper prep.

your thoughts?

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Old 29 April 2013, 10:38   #2
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I also use paper charts as the primary means of navigation, with electronics as the back up plan. No choice but to manually update them.

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Old 29 April 2013, 11:23   #3
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Town: Gosport
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I don't even up date the charts on the yacht, just buy new ones every couple of years, but do update the electronic charts in the two GPS plotters.

Couple of thoughts, if its a long trip then right yourself a route card by obvious way points on a piece of plastic with chinagraph pencils (wax crayons) or on paper in a plastic wallet and tape it to the tubes for easy reference.

I lost our charts which were in a water proof map case at Cape Wrath on the Round Scotland, they just blew out of my hands. The following day the GPS packed up on the menu screen so no information at all. Thankfully it was an easy route down the East Coast of Scotland using the rev counter to judge the speed and a stop watch to run time/distance calculations in my head.

A hand held GPS would be a cheap accessory to keep on board, with home and destination programmed in.

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