I realize that a bit of levity is in order, but IMHO the tone of the thread is one of sympathy for the clown in the boat. If I got it wrong, my apologies, but if I'm picking up on that what will a complete newbie think?
One of the earlier posters from my neck of the woods said that up here, paper charts are required. The only acceptable alternative is adequate local knowledge. That said, most boaters up here agree that paper charts are the best way to keep the CG happy.
As for electronics, I won't even go there. From what I can see here, that topic has been well debated.
A few years ago, our sailing club was leaving Gibsons for Silva Bay when we all heard one of our skippers contact the CG. Upon arrival in Silva Bay, we asked him what had happened. It turns out they had encountered a sail boat with 2 women, entering Shoal Channel. The ladies thought that they were entering Silva Bay!
Bob was asking the CG to intercept them before they hurt themselves or somebody else! I never did hear how it turned out.