ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
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As the PO of my current boat completed their shakedown cruise from New England to Bermuda, they arrived in the nieghborhood of the island with no engine and not a drop of battery power, due to a series of little surprises that compounded to produce four dead batteries. They did have a sextant and knew how to use it, so they sailed without too much excitement directly into St. George.
I think anyone going offshore relying on GPS is asking for trouble...