Your boat may have all of the latest gear and equipment, but be forewarned. Even the latest nav gear and failsafe gizmos can fail and leave you stranded. Engine failure or electrical shorts do occur, even on the latest, newest and most modern well maintained boats. So have a back-up system that's ready to get you out of a jam, just in case. Anticipate all possibilities and plan what you'll do when everything that can go wrong does.