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Old 22 November 2005, 07:50   #21
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If going somewhere new...

I passage plan on the PC, load it onto the chip, and print out the route (passage/route plan).

Put chip into GPS188C, and refer to that when driving about.

I carry the charts as backup (used with passage plan mentioned previously), and have both a fixed and handhelp compass on board.

If just playing out doing RIB-Rides etc in the bay...

I usually go from one feature to another (channel markers, SWB, etc) and go places that I know - but I do have some waypoints marked as 'get me back' references if something happens or if viz dissappears rapidly. I've also got the route back into the harbour from the various channel markers/bouys onboard the RIB (and in my head now), together with a spare pair of undies should both viz and the GPS go at the same time......

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Old 22 November 2005, 08:09   #22
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Just taste the water and smell the wind, That should do it every time.

Favourite would be chartplotter and radar. That will get you safe home in fog or total darkness.
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Old 22 November 2005, 08:31   #23
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Just taste the water and smell the wind, That should do it every time.
Unless you follow Pete 7 .
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Old 22 November 2005, 13:02   #24
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should both viz and the GPS go at the same time......

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That's the bad, bad one.

RIBs don't lend themselves too well to Almanacs and Charts/pencils never mind triangulating for position

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That'll get you from Southsea to the Needles at least

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Old 22 November 2005, 14:48   #27
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Does any one out there use "Dog Bark" navigation?
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Does any one out there use "Dog Bark" navigation?
Is that anything like wifescream speed control
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Does any one out there use "Dog Bark" navigation?
Perhaps you should explain the technique Mark
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