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Old 04-14-2018, 01:22 PM   #4
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Re: Practical Navigation Solution for Small Boats: Navionics and iPad?

Originally Posted by Coos-spearo View Post
The compass is a must. Most of my life has been dedicated to racing sailboats so that is a no brainer. Carrying a chart is an option, however, a bit tough in a kayak. On our rocky shoreline, it is the shoreline that can kill you. I like the idea of a back up, hand-held GPS. While the iphone is a backup, the batteries drain far too quickly for it to be a reliable solution. Thanks for the input.
My apologies for being ignorant of your area. In my area, the worst case is having to come ashore in a mangrove infested area for which traveling is almost impossible...but at least I wouldn't get beat to shit by waves against rocks.
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