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Re: Where's Your Sextant?

Originally Posted by sneuman View Post
I'm not suggesting holding back technology. I am suggesting that technology (at the expense of actually knowing something) is not the only answer.
We continue to see people with high tech chart plotters aground on the wrong side of clearly present channel markers. So, I'll stand with you in recognizing the problem. So, what is this other answer that you are proposing when you suggest that, "technology (at the expense of actually knowing something) is not the only answer." Are you advocating a restrictive test to allow someone to operate a boat? What answer do you have in mind? I'm sure you don't mean that people should be required to learn how to use a sextant before they are allowed to use a GPS. What's the other answer?

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