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post #33 of Old 02-23-2010
AdamLein
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Originally Posted by bastonjock View Post
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.

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