The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Keeping Safe From Chart Inaccuracies

Here’s one simple tip that can save you a huge amount of grief…and possibly your boat:

Beware the dangers of assumed accuracy.

What I’m referring to here is the very human tendency—we all do it, including me—of assuming that because the presentation of navigation or weather information is really slick, that the underlying data must be accurate—the two are not correlated.