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post #19 of Old 12-19-2012
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Re: Over reliance on electronics

Originally Posted by Omatako View Post

And it's not about batteries.
Why switch it off then?

It provides a position a fix. A couple of independent position fixing methods , more if possible are always helpful. As well you have information about currents leeway etc.
I can only see drawbacks in not having the information.

Everyone should be able to navigate without GPS, but deliberatly loosing information does not seem sensible to me.
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