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Re: Over reliance on electronics
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.