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post #55 of Old 12-21-2012
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Re: Over reliance on electronics

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
I never said i couldnt navigate. I have just finished an intricate overnighter from Ft Lauderdale to Key West, 175 nms , outside the reefs but out of the gulf stream so was within 500 yards (meters) of the reefs for much of the time, including sleeping, arriving refreshed enough to go out on my night of arrival.

It was a passage that no person could do without electronices but completely safe no matter what...
That would be news to any of those navigators aboard SORC raceboats in the St. Pete-Lauderdale Race from 1961 onward, just to name a few...
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