June 2011 Issue
Chandlery: June 2011
W&P Kit Taps Nav Roots
Although the ease and convenience of electronic chartplotters has ensured their place aboard most every vessel these days, the punch-and-go navigation that makes them so popular has also spawned a generation of slack-jawed zombies when it comes to even the most rudimentary of navigational skills. Prudent mariners continue to carry paper charts, both as backup to chartplotters (and their one diode away from disaster nature) and to have the big picture view that a plotter just cant match.
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