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post #13 of Old 04-29-2013
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Re: Minimal Electronics reqirements and alternatives

Originally Posted by outbound View Post
Although I pissed away hard earned cash on gizmos please remember for tens of thousands of years sailors got to just about anywhere they wanted to go without any of it.
Even with the gizmos. carry a lead line, a knot stick, paper charts, reduction tables and a sexton.
just saying.
Also keeps you from getting bored if you do DR all the time and good to be practiced when the stuff don't work.
SOME of them got there. An awful lot of them ended up dead, smashed on rocks or in storms. Do you know what the loss rate was in the days of the tall ships?

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