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Yeah, Cam apparently has infinite faith in the GPS system. Sorry, but I don't.
Interesting that many offshore race requirements include the need for TWO completely separate means of fixing your position at sea. Two GPS's don't qualify. A GPS and an RDF or a sextant or a Loran do.
I carry two RDFs and two sextants and two Lorans and four GPS's aboard. Guess I'm just paranoid.
BTW, there's a very interesting article in the new Boat U.S. magazine, SeaWorthy, on p8 on "Electronically Aided Collisions". Lots of grist for old geezers like me who believe the new electronic toys -- in the hands of many current boaters -- can be DANGEROUS to your health :-)