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post #16 of Old 04-30-2013
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Re: Minimal Electronics reqirements and alternatives

Agree with above. Was just poking a bit of fun. Still, remember running on deck because I heard the surf crashing on the rocks off the coast of Maine. Crew told me "We're fine the gps says we're not near them". Did a 180 and saved the boat. Remember I did say I have a bunch of electronics.
Still think a good approach is to view them as "aids to navigation" and try to maintain some level of skill in the traditional ways. Believe in our age the total dependency we have on technology makes us increasingly "at risk" to the point we don't believe our own senses.

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