Yes, I've heard about it. My guess is they'll have it under control by then. Military usually gets $$$ when they need it and this will scare the beejeebers out of enuf people so i'm not worried. Then again, I'm only toodling around the Bay. Also a firm believer of knowing how to use charts, compass just in case. Was told by a Coast Guard Aux. inst. that they were going to be getting rid of the paper/pencil nav./piloting course and going electronic...yikes! I say!!! should know both well.