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Navtex is more popular in Europe than it is in the USA for some reason. It can be easier to use than SSB in some ways, since the alerts are in text form, rather than spoken... but the GRIB and WX files are still available via SSB... so if you've got a PC... it's sort of a wash.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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