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Re: Reasons for knowing TVMDCAW
Know the basics before you get all technical.
Life and death - danger bearings.
There is a reason we still teach arithmatic in the digital age.
If there is a problem, you should be able to recognize it and fix it.
Jack makes a critical point that applies to all electronic navigating. Like it or not, most electronic navigation systems can do better than a human. The humans job is to supervise very diligently and have the skills to take over if the electrons aren't flowing properly.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.