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Somewhere in one of my books, the GPS is described as an expensive device that will tell you exactly where you've gone aground.
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Instead of "some sense" I'd say "a good paper chart and the ability to plot your position". The problem with an inexpensive handheld GPS is that you really can't rely on them to show you where not to go;
The style of $100 handheld GPS I was thinking of does not have ANY chart plotting capability, so "some sense" as I meant it implied being able to keep track of where you are on a proper chart (using fixes from the GPS to confirm your dead reckoning).

The other part of applying some sense is to stay well clear of hazards, not try to cut any corners, etc... I suspect that the grounding depicted here probably was a chartplotter-assisted grounding...
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How the heck does that thing just sit there on it's keel and rudder? You would think a light breeze would knock it over....
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How the heck does that thing just sit there on it's keel and rudder? You would think a light breeze would knock it over....
Wing Keel -- look closely
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Oh, yeah, now I see it. Crazy
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Well, wings are for shallow water, looks like an anchor line or maybe just a painter to a nearby tree off the bow, he's probably just gonna clean it and wait for the tide, folks from downeast are remarkably frugal (the in-laws).
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That's about as shallow as you can get... it's out of the water completely...
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