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J. Slocum time piece was an old alarm clock... and it wasn't very acurate.
The reason he didn't take the fancy electronic toys was.......
You can get two sun lines without a sextant. Sunrise and Sunset for longitude. And a noon sight for latitude. You can use a sextant, astrolabe, a protractor with a weighted string.

Because there weren't any when he made his voyage.

Now Jessica Watson's voyage; She had internet blogging, Sat phone, AIS, GPS, Solar panels, and wind generator. Her reasoning? She was a teenager and needed the social interact with her peers during her trip. Or there would be irriparable harm to her psychic.

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