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E-charts vs Paper Charts
I’ve written about this a lot. I am a huge fan of paper charts, and I agree that e-charts have their place on board. I prefer paper charts as they have everything on them, e-charts do not.
It was interesting to read that someone had a problem with their e-charts as they had no internet coverage. Most e-charts operate without the need for the internet, but if an update is done, or you are logged out, if you try to log in at sea, with no internet, you won’t be able to.
Another issue noted, was a damaged power lead.
I’ll add the other issues I hear about regularly in my training sessions: “we lost power!”
Yes, paper charts can add to the expense of boating, but a good compromise is a few planning charts (small scale), with selected detailed charts (large scale) on specific ports and then e-charts as a back-up.
I am heartened to read that most people use both systems and many maintain or learn good navigation skills to be prepared for every eventuality. After all, we are at sea, dancing with Mother Nature, who is unpredictable and feisty and we must do everything we can to be ready.
“You’re the Skipper, You’re Responsible.” And I, for one, take that very seriously.