Originally Posted by gooner-paul
Got me wondering about how many of you actually plot positions, CTS,EP's and such like! (The old fashioned way using paper charts!)
When I am blasting along -I always ask myself the following questions
Do I know exactly where I am?
Do I know where I am going?
Do I have a CTS to get there safely?
Do I know where the rock is that will F@@k
my S/S props?
Therefore I always do the passage planning the "old fashion way" as you call it - have is onboard and then principally use my Lowrance 10 HDS c/w radar and depth sounder to confirm the above and reference it to what I actually see.
Remember a passage plan does not have to be written down.
This is the statement at the start of Standard Horizon Chart Plotter User manuals.
Electronic charts displayed by the GPS Chart Plotter are believed to be accurate and reliable, but are not intended to be a substitute for the official charts, which should remain your main reference for all matters related to the execution of safe navigation. For this reason you should always keep the official published and approved nautical
charts on board.