Re: GPS Accuracy - how much is actually needed
I think, as others have stated, that accuracy is entirely a non-issue. Another thought about having the sensor in the boat is reliability. Our VHF has an an internal GPS with an internal antenna and on occasions it will not be able to provide a position. I have never had this problem with any device with an external antenna.
Back in the water in Grenada - with new main and #2 and cockpit canvas (Santa came early). Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.