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    Re: Electronic vs non-electronic
    From: Craig Scott
    Date: 1999 Oct 03, 22:58 EDT

    Then I gather the problem is TOO much reliance on GPS because of it's
    perceived "high tech" status.  Celestial would presumably not help an
    incorrect chart and therefore GPS is being slammed in favor of celestial
    because GPS is "new-fangled".  Am I correct in this assumption?  I realize
    GPS can fail, as can celestial (clouds, delirium, alcohol...).  Perhaps GPS
    is more reliable for most navigators.
    Craig
    -----Original Message-----
    From:   Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}XXX.XXX]
    On Behalf Of Richard B. Emerson
    Sent:   Sunday, October 03, 1999 20:52
    To:     NAVIGATION-L{at}XXX.XXX
    Subject:        Re: Electronic vs non-electronic
    Craig writes:
     > OK, So which one is the problem?  The GPS or the charts?  If you are
     > actually at a location and the GPS does not match the chart, would
    celestial
     > match the chart or is the chart wrong?
     >
    The chart is wrong.  This problem happens, for example, in the South
    Pacific where some survey data is pretty old.  BTW, speaking of old
    survey data, even highly travelled areas like the Chesapeake use
    hydrography from the early to mid-40's!
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    

       
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