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Join Date: Aug 2009
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Re: Minimal Electronics reqirements and alternatives
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.
I agree. Electronics supplement traditional navigation on my boat. I can still sail and navigate with no engine and no electricity or batteries.
Too many convenience sailors today are lost without their gizmos. This feeds into the scenario where the loss of electronics leads to helplessness, which leads to anxiety, which leads to mistakes, which leads to activation of the EPIRB for rescue.
Traditional sailors are self-reliant and do not expect someone to save them when all the conveniences fail.