When one acquires a chart-plotter..

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sahona
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When one acquires a chart-plotter..

Postby sahona » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:15 pm

does one normally dispose of the GPS?
If so, should we not be awash with used but servicable units for sale?
I don't see a GPS mountain anywhere. Does that mean that everyone apart from me has room for both?
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Postby Telo » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:26 pm

Jings Bill, nae room? In a three room and kitchen? Why not get rid of the potted plants, and keep the GPS as a back-up?

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But what people don't understand is ~

Postby sahona » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:06 am

The plants all have names and are someone's surrogate family now the children have left. If I were to get rid of them as well, there would recriminations on a grand scale and I could never sit without being reminded where the GPS went.
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Postby Arghiro » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:25 pm

You could throw it at me & I'll sell it on e-bay to recoup the money I have just spent on a used one to have at the helm while the PC based plotter sits safely below in the warm & dry bit.

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Just goes to show how wrong you can be.

Postby Silkie » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:30 pm

I had you down as a kindred spirit (MWB sailor) and now I find that your boat is warm and dry below - not to mention that you sail with several computers. Sheesh!
different colours made of tears

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Just when I thought I was acronymcognescant

Postby sahona » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:14 am

OK then, we have Manky Auld Boats, Any White Boat.
Is Silkie (and most of the rest of us,) a Manky White Boat?
A plea from Help The Aged ~ don't add any more words - I'm full up.
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As for the plotter

Postby sahona » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:23 am

Looks like it will dangle like a bat from the wheelhouse roof, to complement the antique radar on the other side, and thus reprieve the GPS.
With all this equipment, I don't need to see out of the windows anyway.
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Postby Silkie » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:46 am

Manky Wee Boat.

PS - I have AWB down as Average White Boat.
different colours made of tears

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Boat diversity

Postby sahona » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:41 pm

OK Dave, but I prefer IMAB for Sahona, as the plastic is obviously Imitation, but the rest ~ smell, noise, cost of ownership, astern control, amount of varnish, corrosion of fittings, etc. seems to fit a MAB....
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Re: Just goes to show how wrong you can be.

Postby Arghiro » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:18 pm

Silkie wrote:I had you down as a kindred spirit (MWB sailor) and now I find that your boat is warm and dry below - not to mention that you sail with several computers. Sheesh!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
You're not far off. It's a 35 year old plastic box. But the beauty of plastic is it doesn't leak. "Warm & Dry" was intended as a relative term as the helm position (should I be at it) is rather exposed despite it being a central cockpit.

I like a few gadgets. I have a Mk11 rotating LED echosounder, a VDO mechanical Sumlog, an early Nautech Wheelpilot and a pre-DSC VHF. Number 1 son helped me sort out Tsunamis99 & a GPS mouse for a chartplotter on an old PC & it is loads a fun pottering into well known anchorages with a little boat on the PC chart mimicking our every move.


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