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Old 30-08-2015, 07:13   #76
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Re: GPS accuracy

Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
all i am able to do is roll on deck laughing my ass off at this insensitive and off base remark. i have posted much proof of this along the path of my adventures. might wanna look it up in search feature.
i am excited and blissfully happy that folks who are not reading the information on my gps and various other machines run features and placement by same is only subject to YOUR numbers, what happens in real world is apparently a lot different than what your arbitrary numbers choose to show.
that is problem with numbers.
they FAIL to show anything other than what the collector of data desires to prove. folks choose to skew data and choose to listen to false information, yet, when it comes to real world use, there is denial and balderdash and arguments.
you win. there is no deviation and no inaccuracy in gps. none programmed in and no jamming and no anything to befoul your happy snotty yotty planning in virtual time.
i hope you land on a shoal you are not able to exit due to your insistence that your gps is totally perfectly accurate.
i presume you use yours in a vacuum.

i know all about charts admiralty and otherwise, as the newest info on charts states 1865 or thereabouts.
yes i read fine print and i have been sailing since age 7, which, to you, is forever, as i am OLD. i even know how to use a proper lead line and knot line.
feet not fathoms inland fool.

I've never doubted your observations. I've only disagreed with the explanations you give to support what you've observed.

Your refusal to accept that putting a blinking dot on a map involves 2 distinct processes that are managed by different entities is at the heart of the issue. I claim it's mapping errors, you claim the Gov't is purposely skewing your GPS in an attempt to force you into a shoal.

FWIW, I would never wish that someone hit a shoal, and I'm surprised any sailor would wish such a thing on someone.

I think this discussion has run it's course.

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