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    Re: Should all electronic navigation devices on a yacht be set to True or Magnetic?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2009 Dec 11, 09:37 -0800

    
    On Nov 16, 6:16�pm, "David H. Smith"  wrote:
    >charts, in tide tables and other publications are all
    > in "True" bearings. � It seems to me that the traditional way of
    > recreational sailing yachts having all electronic bearings displayed as
    > "Magnetic" or "Compass", may not now be the most sensible thing. �
    > I would appreciate advice and opinions.
    
    On my boats which had lots of electronics, I did everything in true.
    I never used the compass.  I used readouts from GPS units, radars, and
    so forth as you mentioned.  I tried running everything magnetic and it
    was a pain.  However, it is not a big change: go through each unit and
    pick magnetic and try it out, and then do the same with each unit set
    to true and try it out for a while and see for yourself which is the
    best way to go.  I chose true.
    
    Dan Allen
    
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