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post #12 of Old 01-14-2011
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I use anything and everything I can. I have two chartplotters aboard, one at the helm and one at the chart table (and they are totally independent of each other). I always carry paper charts and I have radar and a decent hand bearing compass and , of course, a depthfinder. I haven't taken a sextant reading in over thirty years and would take along time to relearn the stuff I was taught as a midshipman half a century ago, though I guess they have little handheld calculators now that do most of the work for you and I have heard that you can get programs for a laptop to do the same. I haven't gotten that far yet. I don't carry a laptop because I haven't figured out the software, though that's lurking in the back of my mind (and anyway I'm a Mac person and most of the programs are for the laptops running evil empire software)

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