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The cautionary tale in this one, for me, is the simple loss of Situational Awareness - which I believe has become more common and easily accomplished these days, with most boats becoming increasingly complex, and navigation typically reliant on electronic gizmos that so easily 'enable' one to become dangerously distracted when a glitch arises... A broken point on a #2 lead pencil, or a sticky pair of parallel rules, was far less likely to result in the sort of loss of situational awareness than that which can attend having to troubleshoot or reboot a balky computer or chartplotter... :)

Classic example of EAL Flight 401 Syndrome, nothing more, nothing less... Don't allow yourself to become dangerously preoccupied with a minor problem, to the point of forgetting you still have to fly the damn plane, or sail the freakin' boat...

 
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