Join Date: Nov 2007
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So ive ordered a sextant and the accompanying literature to teach myself how to use it,even if i never use it in anger i want to have it as a back up.
I dont want to find myself in the middle of the Atlantic and relying on a GPS fix that i wrote down in my log some days ago and then getting blown off course by weather for a few days,the odds are small but they are there.
This is the wrong time to start using a sextant... better to use it now in addition to your GPS so it's familiar when you finally need it.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27