A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Crawley
Date: 2016 Jun 3, 01:18 -0700
For what it's worth, about £500 in my case, I failed to use the lanyard on my beloved Garmin last year. I stood up to go forward on deck and it slipped out of my lifejacket into the sea. I know it's about 10m south of the Safe Water Mark at Levington in 6m of water. Draw your own conclusions as to whether you need to tether your gizmos. As a side issue the charts on Garmin are locked to the device so it's not just the hardware that's lost.