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post #47 of Old 07-30-2007
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As for myself I prefer two triangles & one parallel ruler, two dividers (one with lead and is a compass), a cheap scientific calculator (this way if I drop it over the side am not out hundreds of bucks), and all of my reference books.
Oh! the appropriate charts for the area also (corrected to the latest LNM).
Add in my GPS and Laptop with ECDIS. My C Plath Sextant, white gum erasers (man invented the pencil but God gave us the eraser)
And my emergency land direction indicator: My cat, Isn't that rumor true that if you throw the ship's cat over board, she will swim toward land?? It is true isn't it?? Okay! okay, I will keep her on board to keep the vermin down.
Oh Heck! throw in a maneuvering board also...
Your LOPs come in straight lines, archs and hyperbolic LORAN TDs. The formulae I don't have memorized are in the Reference books.
That is about it.
Oh! Mechanical pencils and the old standby #2 pencils.
Now that is about all that I need.
Have all of that stuff but for the Boat and am looking for a new one. Well it will be new to me that is.
Well if you do get lost. Any direction you go is toward land. But a minor detail is that land is further in some directions than it is with other directions.

Last edited by Boasun; 07-31-2007 at 06:51 PM. Reason: because I wanted too. :)
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