Originally Posted by camaraderie
Dawg....let's keep chartplotters and GPS separate. Getting a lat/long from a GPS in coastal situations is an accurate means of establishing a position within a few hundred feet at worst. Not in anyway dismissing the "eyeball" but in VERY many coastal conditions (i.e. it is dark outside and the eyeball has no way of establishing a true position or fog or haze etc.) the GPS is by far the best nav tool available.
Actually, in that situation, RADAR would be far better IMHO, since it works with what is actually there, not what might or might not be there, depending on how good the signals from the satellites are and whether the SA feature is turned on or off.
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