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Old 21 November 2005, 12:00   #11
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On a longer trip ie. The Scillies, I'd use local knowledge to get me to Penzance. Nip into the Dolphin pub (owned by Jethro's brother) opposite the quay where the Scillonian docks. Wait until the Scillonian leaves, then hop in the Rib and follow it all the way to the Scillies,piece of cake. Obviously I'd take my AA map of great Britain as back up.
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Old 21 November 2005, 12:05   #12
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Old 21 November 2005, 12:11   #13
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Interestin question!

When I am driving the tug I nearly always use the chartplotter!, it's quicker an easier than planning CTS etc.

when I am on a rib or sailing I prefer a routemap and compass, I never used the chartplotter on my Scorpion apart from as a speedo. However, I would have plotted a course if I was going somehere strange, like Wolverhampton or Dublin
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Old 21 November 2005, 13:21   #14
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Interesting about CTS

When i'm on the my mates old nelson (on-board) we do 8 knts and i always do CTS, as much as anything to keep my hand in and i like the navigation , i find it interesting

When i'm on the rib doing 25knts i dont usually bother in the solent as the difference is small e.g 1 knt in 2.4 minutes, if the tide was 3knts an hr then if it was 90 degrees to my course then i would be about 1/2 a cable out (ish)

Also mine is a black and white plotter, so its not as visual as the colour,,,but it does us
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Old 21 November 2005, 15:59   #15
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if I was going somehere more civilised than Southampton, like Wolverhampton or Dublin


It's all been said really.
Except we are a bit too blasť about the Solent at times navigating from memory.

The weather sometimes catches me out and suddenly I'm paying close attention to the gps.

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Old 21 November 2005, 16:38   #16
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I rely on following ^^^^^.. (Well, Kathleen anyway.. )
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Study the chart at home, Chartplotter whilst underway and HIM upstairs at every other time.
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Charts & compass.
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Compass, GPS/Plotter.
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Have been known to use charts.

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