"Grace" is neither a vessel nor a woman in this case, but purity and tradition. You see, I bought a GPS. I've always done coastal cruising with charts, bearing compass, depthsounder. Judged speed and distance by eye, or using a stopwatch and chip. Found my destinations every time. Took a fix before fog or snow closed in, sailed my course allowing for set.
To facilitate an offshore delivery of my boat from Florida, and to ease the minds of the crew, I bought a Garmin Colorado 400c. I used it on a daysail this month. It's amazing. Speed, course, location, all pictured on a color chart. I feel like I cheated. What's next? a microwave? sleeping on watch? sailing with my fenders out?