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Old 24 September 2012, 18:31   #21
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but I thought there was some kind of high speed chart plotting exercise on the course, have I imagined that!
No you did not imagine that - passage making at planing speeds especially at night is at the core of the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course.

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Organise the navigation, safety and welfare of the crew during a powerboat passage


Navigate at higher speed using time/distance


Use electronic navigational equipment for planning and undertaking a passage, including the use of waypoints, routes and XTE, SOG, COG, BTW, DTW

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Okay cool, so those that have done the course, did your instructor give you laminated charts to use?

I'm now a member of visitmyharbour.com, so can download and laminate my own for some practice!
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Old 24 September 2012, 18:53   #23
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On myharbour, I've signed up, logged in and activated my account, yet all the charts are still watermarked, any idea how I get rid of these?
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Old 25 September 2012, 03:45   #24
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On myharbour, I've signed up, logged in and activated my account, yet all the charts are still watermarked, any idea how I get rid of these?
Hi don't know what you mean. I have never had any problem but I only use PC mode.

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We use "Tough Charts". They are a series of charts made for popular areas of the uk. Ours covers NW Wales, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula. They don't make them any more I don't think, but pop up on ebay and there are some that are still in stock with suppliers.

I think they did the Solent and other areas too.

Theyare a spiral bound book a bit bigger than A4 and are waterproof as they're a waxy finish. Greath for open ribs and aren't as detailed as full on charts, but show all depths and features.

Have a google. Admiralty Tough Charts, Admiralty Charts | Mailspeed Marine
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Old 25 September 2012, 08:00   #26
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On myharbour, I've signed up, logged in and activated my account, yet all the charts are still watermarked, any idea how I get rid of these?
crtl +f5 when in the web browser can sometime help. (refreshes the cache)
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Old 25 September 2012, 08:06   #27
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No you did not imagine that - passage making at planing speeds especially at night is at the core of the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course.
That's not what was asked - he was asking about chart plotting/passage planning at planing speeds, not passage making at planing speeds.

On my APB we pre-planned the route during the day, had route cards which were laminated (but we had pens/chinagraphs to make any changes), went to Beaumaris for Fish and Chips - and my leg was to nav the Swellies, in the dark, on Low Spring Tide, with timings for 10kts, 15kts and 20kts - keeping to 20 kts as the baseline......

The best bit was that the Mrs was driving - and she had to do exactly what she was told, exactly when I told her to do it, And she did!! Ah, the memories...

We also had the full charts with us in a waterproof bag - so when the next crew ran very shallow off Port Dinorwig, we went into the marina and tied-up, re-planned the leg on the pontoon to take into account the slightly shifted sandbank, and then completed the run back to the start point. I think we all passed...
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On myharbour, I've signed up, logged in and activated my account, yet all the charts are still watermarked, any idea how I get rid of these?
By watermark do you mean the "THIS FREE CHART IS NOT FOR NAVIGATION" copyright style/type watermark.
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Old 25 September 2012, 08:21   #29
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Similar to several others here I guess I have my Garmin charts on the PC and just print out/laminate areas we are operating in to a scale that suits for emergency use (and write on any notes applicable before laminating).

In my case with sibbing it is a backup to a handheld mapping gps. Never needed them but reassuring to know they're there.
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Dragonhawk, yep thats what I mean, do those not dissapear now I've paid for membership?
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