Print Versus Electronic Charts 1

Electronics are great, but I'll never go to sea without my paper. Complicated things break, simple things break less. I've sailed 12,000 miles with a handheld GPS and it's great, but I always plotted on paper charts and wrote in the logbook. I frequently would "dead reckon" and pilot visually and then double check with the GPS just so I don't forget how. The best piece of safety gear ever invented is sitting on your shoulders.

Electronics are great, but I’ll never go to sea without my paper. Complicated things break, simple things break less. I’ve sailed 12,000 miles with a handheld GPS and it’s great, but I always plotted on paper charts and wrote in the logbook. I frequently would “dead reckon” and pilot visually and then double check with the GPS just so I don’t forget how. The best piece of safety gear ever invented is sitting on your shoulders.

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