S/V Uhuru

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A word about charting

01 December 2016
A word about charting

We have two chart plotters on Uhuru, one of them is inside the boat and one is outside. They are linked together and they are FABULOUS!

You may remember when we arrived in Ensenada, that our chart plotter stopped showing detail because we didn't have the Mexico app loaded ☹ We used other means (paper charts and phone apps) until we finally were able to get the one we needed and loaded it.

Chart plotters are great tools. They show you the depth, the detailed sea floor, anchorages, they provide great auto pilots, estimates of arrival, distance to destinations, wind speed, boat speed, latitude and longitude positions, tracks, anchor alarms, time, radar and much more. However, sometimes they are not completely accurate.

When we are cruising, we plot our course into the chart plotter, and use the waypoints to get from place to place, but I also continually chart where we are on a paper chart. I feel more secure knowing that we have a secondary means of seeing where we are. Plus it's old school pirate stuff ☺
Vessel Name: Uhuru
Vessel Make/Model: CT-41
Hailing Port: San Diego, CA
Crew: Brian
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