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Old 12-19-2012
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Re: Over reliance on electronics

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
. My gps is a hand held that uses AA batts. I turn it on a couple of times a day to check my D.R.'s.
Why not leave it on all the time? Surely the safety aspect of a continuously updated position is worth the cost of a couple of AA batteries?
You will also gain a far more accurate idea of currents, leeway etc.

If the cost of the batteries is a concern use some rechargeables. The cost will cents a day.

There seems to be a perception that doing without GPS information is some how virtuous. To have ready access to the information, but to deliberately ignore it seems rather unwise. A good navigator uses all the tools available, in my estimation.
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