Modern electronics are, for me, a simple means of getting from one place to another. Just turn on my old Lowrance, wait for the satellites to relay information and then watch my little boat icon as it moves through the watery terrain I’ve chosen for the day.
Pretty much, that’s it.
I always have my good old Standard Map held to the floor by my feet so I can ensure I’m on course, since my unit is so old it only has the cartoon maps that have no real bearing on the reality of our coastal waters.
I don’t save trails. I don’t delete trails unless they become so crowded I can’t tell where the heck I have just been.
And, yeah, I know I could use the mapping software to plan out routes, and mark and save waypoints.
I don’t do any of that, either.
But my eyes were opened recently to some amazing technological advances that have me dying to up my game.
March 28 at 5:00am