Quote Originally Posted by DMCI View Post
I had an interesting conversation with the compass salesman. Told him that I had a complete system from Garmin on both my boats and therefore didn't need a compass. His argument was something like this: let's say you are several miles offshore and suddenly it gets foggy and your 12 V system stops working. Without a compass you might be totally lost and perhaps even still farther out to sea.

I told him around here don't go several miles offshore you are hardly ever reduced to dead reckoning by the fog and I have never seen the 12 V system totally fail. That didn't seem to impress him. So I will get a couple of those compasses. The Coast Guard will probably like it as well.
The salesman forgot to mention the likelihood that North Korea will shoot down all of the GPS satellites.