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Navigating with GPS and other means?

The Nov/Dec Good Old Boat magazine had a good article on the GPS and its foibles.
Now the question is; How many of you rely 100% on the GPS?
How many of you use the GPS as a tool and use a secondary means of Navigation. (Coast Piloting/celestial)

Note: I've had GPS showing me to be on the beach by several hundred yards, when all other means, including the Fathometer, showed me to be in the center of the bayou. Guess which means that I believed?

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