Alan Porter: I am with you, but I only have 25 years experience. I have sailed through fog so thick you can''t see the ..(yea we know) with only a depth sounder and a compass
and a chart. These items don''t lie. I can find my way into any harbor if I know my direction and depth. GPS
can be off 15 or more feet even today, and that can put you on the rocks. My motto: If in doubt, stay in 30 feet. My depth sounder, or a lead line
will give me that info. You don''t need a GPS
or a Loran or a radar
. To say these are needed in order to sail is doing a great diservice to those of us who cruised in the days when these items did not even exist. You don''t need an electronics store to go cruising.