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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 6:19pm
salar, totally agree but was trying to be diplomatic> I have encountered spot lights from other vessels and it f---ks up your night vision for 30 mins plus but docking your boat in total darkness they are are a god send
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garrydog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 6:32pm
I get your point. I turn down even the chartplotter for the night vision reason. It is tough though on a moon free night.
Have saved myself a lot of money and hassle by buying a powerful torch for specific use when arriving in port etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2018 at 6:32am
Spotlights are only for when I need to haul the anchor and for when coming in to the pontoon in darkness, I was told by a very good charter skipper not to use spotlights when under way aat night and rely on your natural night vision and to turn you electronics down to a low level.
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Dave, spotlights aside, since going out on a friends boat it made me realise how useful chart plotters are so I will be investing in one myself. Like most things by the time I get around to buying a new gadget they are obsolete.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2018 at 6:38am
Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Dave, spotlights aside, since going out on a friends boat it made me realise how useful chart plotters are so I will be investing in one myself. Like most things by the time I get around to buying a new gadget they are obsolete.Big smile

I have always used my Ipad and Navionics as a chart plotter and found it very useful and easy to operate, the only reason for the new chartplotter is for the Radar .

What I am now finding out is its all the other bits and bobs that I keep having to buy so that it will all fit and look right once installed.
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What I am now finding out is its all the other bits and bobs that I keep having to buy so that it will all fit and look right once installed.
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It's a boat Dave!!!
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Originally posted by Osprey Oldman Osprey Oldman wrote:

What I am now finding out is its all the other bits and bobs that I keep having to buy so that it will all fit and look right once installed.
 
It's a boat Dave!!!
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Yes but look on the bright side he will never get lost or crash in to anything touch wood or should I say GRP😀
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chart plotters and ipads are all very good but you cant beat a good compass and a chart when things go wrong
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Originally posted by OddBall62 OddBall62 wrote:

chart plotters and ipads are all very good but you cant beat a good compass and a chart when things go wrong

Yes totally agree but how many of us carry a full set of charts for the areas we fish and know how to use them and a compass ??
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Essential to know how to plot position & course to steer to safe haven using compass. A tip I was given.
I generally fish same areas in East Solent so I have marked a number of locations on my chart most of which will be within a short distance of where I am fishing. I have relevant compass bearings & approx. times to "safe havens" south east, west and south to cater for wind conditions. All prepared in comfort of home. I take that in my "safety bag" on own boat & charter. Not perfect but a start and a cross check if trying to work out same on a bouncing boat in poor conditions from a nearby location.
Have had to use once on my 17ft Orkney in unexpected Fog with nasty wind over tide with GPS not picking signal.

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