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Slightly off topic, but…
I heard of some amateur wanna-be sailors, who took out a motorboat, ran out of fuel, and found themselves drifting towards a lee shore.
They knew enough to phone the life guard, but not enough to give their position using the instruments on board.
Luckily (!) they had removed their sat nav from their car before they set off, so they turned it on and gave their co-ordinates.
This confused the lifeguard, since it showed them already well aground and in fact in a beach car park.4 Oct 2017
This confused the lifeguard, since it showed them already well aground and in fact in a beach car park.
I think Tom that they had not allowed time for the GPS to lock onto the satellites, so it showed where they were when they turned the GPS off.
I assume they got rescued in the end?
As a matter of interest, there is an APP called Polaris Navigation which is great for showing exact location, as well as speed, height and loads of other stuff. It’s worth a look and I use it to track my flight while en-route.6 Oct 2017