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    Default Is passage making getting more tedious?

    All this electronic stuff tyakes away things one can while away a bit of time with! EG collision courses .. instead of anxious 15 mins with hand bearing compass, its now a rapid glance at the AIS screen etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    All this electronic stuff tyakes away things one can while away a bit of time with! EG collision courses .. instead of anxious 15 mins with hand bearing compass, its now a rapid glance at the AIS screen etc
    Disconnect your AIS then!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angele View Post
    Disconnect your AIS then!!
    Irts not connected yet ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    Irts not connected yet ;-)
    Sounds like you have found the solution to your own problem then!

    I don't have AIS either. Felt it would have been useful coming back across the Channel last year at night and in thick fog - thank God for radar!

    I do make heavy usage of GPS/chartplotter. Yes, it has removed the need to spend large chunks of long distance passages drawing lines on the chart. In rough seas, I find that a godsend. Nothing worse than having to plot your position if staying down below initiates a touch of 'mal de mer'. I always find something to fill the time that would otherwise have been spent plotting EPs. On occassions, I even stoop so low as to talk to the crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angele View Post
    Sounds like you have found the solution to your own problem then!

    I don't have AIS either. Felt it would have been useful coming back across the Channel last year at night and in thick fog - thank God for radar!

    I do make heavy usage of GPS/chartplotter. Yes, it has removed the need to spend large chunks of long distance passages drawing lines on the chart. In rough seas, I find that a godsend. Nothing worse than having to plot your position if staying down below initiates a touch of 'mal de mer'. I always find something to fill the time that would otherwise have been spent plotting EPs. On occassions, I even stoop so low as to talk to the crew.
    Must confess I'm in the middle of installing it, basically cos I have'nt got radar and AIS is cheaper than radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    Must confess I'm in the middle of installing it, basically cos I have'nt got radar and AIS is cheaper than radar.
    Still a Skinflint then Jimi
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    bad timing
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    I have'nt got radar
    Well glasshopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    All this electronic stuff tyakes away things one can while away a bit of time with! EG collision courses .. instead of anxious 15 mins with hand bearing compass, its now a rapid glance at the AIS screen etc
    You now get to learn all about the vessel you are trying to avoid... The size, where they're heading for, last port of call etc.. etc..

    What could be more interesting than that!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halcyon Yachts View Post

    What could be more interesting than that!?

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