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post #21 of Old 05-07-2010
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Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
...they finally ran aground and damaged the keel badly. They were following a light on the other side of a promontory. Went straight in to the shore, in the morning they wondered how they had missed all the rocks going in! This guy was great singlehanding across the Atlantic but don't put him anywhere near land!!
Truth is that since the GPS and chart plotters, coastal navigation is boring and easy. Sometimes I miss those times when I used to navigate only with a compass, estimating boat speed. After a landfall we have lost that old feeling that comes with that basic question: Where the hell am I?


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