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post #16 of Old 11-21-2013
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Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Sounds all cool and stuff but it's still a piece of electronics to fail, fall off face or OB and in the end you'll still want the old school tech for back up and double checks
Chart plotters fail, compasses can break, a mast can fall, sails can rip.. There's always what if.. But if you exercise proper prudence with anything it reduces those chances.. And old school tech? What's old school these days? Compass? Gyro Compass? Radar? Gas? They have la all been around for at least 2 decades.. I'm not asking yall to throw your binnacle away in favor of this, I'm saying don't knock it till you understand it. A good seaman will always have redundant stations(see: prudence)

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