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Chart Plotter and Radar

The Raymarine C80 is a daylight-readable display that provides seamless charts and also can display the radar images when radar is activated.

Operation is fairly intuitive and covered in the manuals at the nav station.

Be careful not to become entirely reliant on the plotter as it can fail or make errors.  Always confirm your position and the safety of your course using other sources of information such as visual and compass fixes, consulting the appropriate paper charts and the books provided on board.

One important point: Each sailor tends to fiddle with the settings on the plotter as it is very customizable.  Some like to have a great deal of data displayed and that can be confusing and distracting.  In particular, the plotter will by default display all depth contours, making the display a mess (left).  We are only really interested in knowing where depths are less than 33 or 20 feet and seeing all the available contours tends to make even deep areas worrisome.

It is simple to change the settings so that only contours under 33 or 20 feet will display (right), making it much more obvious where the actual hazards are located.

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