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Old 09-18-2013
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Re: Learning navigation while land-locked?

I would add that if you have a Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron close by take a class. Start with the basics and keep practicing them as you learn more. You get a cheep GPS and use it to find locations and learn Latitude & Longitude and get comfortable using them. You can use the GPS for geo-cashing as well, fun with the kids. Celestial is the last step and not for the faint of heart, have good working knowledge of the rest before starting celestial. One last thing, this not like riding a bike, if you donít use it you will forget it. The basics are all that hard but practice using different ways to find your location. You can get a training chart for less than half of a regular one but do not scrimp on tools. See you can use someoneís before you buy so you have an idea of what you like.
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