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I find that my primary use of GPS w/software is when navigating shoal areas. To this point, it has pinpointed me very accurately for remaining within a channel or cut. It also gives me a look ahead at my course, so that when the eye says you're on a good line, it backs that up, or, shows your ranges were a bit off.

I also like that it keeps a track of where I've been, and of the mileage I've gone.

Yes, electronics can go down, but as long as I am near enough to land to see the shore, I have no difficulty, figuring out where I am. Another part of that, is understanding markers and their numbers, and even the orientation of the markers as you pass them.

Even if electronics were bulletproof, I would still carry paper charts.

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