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Old 26 September 2012, 10:02   #51
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Yep makes sense, I am a sailing Day Skipper, so I have some idea of night navigation, I've just never done it at 30 knots before :-)
30 knots at night is very very fast/scary.....its quick enough when you can see the waves in daylight...

Aim for ten in planning ...if its a clear moonlight night ( like daylight...) and you can do 20 - great ..all the leg times half...if its crap and you do 5 ..they double ...keep it simple ...
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Cool that makes sense, good tips, thanks!
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Out of curiosity what about dual chartplotters, does anyone have this?

I guess you'd have to wire them off seperate batteries to make it effective, but could this be a useful setup at all?
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Nice, I like that a lot!
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At high speed I sometimes struggle to see the plotter, never mind a chart
Totally agree. You should try reading a chartplotter on a jet ski!!
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30 knots at night is very very fast/scary.....its quick enough when you can see the waves in daylight ...
30 kts at night is suicide without a radar or a night-vision camera.
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I would love to have both!

I can't really justify an upgrade just yet though...
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Also remember that the "navigator" is not at the helm.
...still pretty irrelevant if you are on an open 4 or 5m rib!
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I tend to use the CDI on the plotter rather than the chart screen itself when at speed. It's easier to read & less information to juggle. Thats assuming that I've plotted a course that avoids any obstructions. I split the screen & have chart & CDI displayed side by side.
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I'm thinking of getting some smaller charts, just so we have them as a reference on the boat. I believe both the Admiralty Small Craft Charts and Imray Leisure range are A2 and similarly priced. Does anyone have a view on whether one series is better than the other, or is it simply personal preference?
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