SailNet Community - View Single Post - What's in the "Go-Bag" for Crewing?
View Single Post
  #29  
Old 04-27-2011
Boasun's Avatar
Boasun Boasun is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,063
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Boasun will become famous soon enough Boasun will become famous soon enough
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.
__________________
1600 Ton Master, 2nd Mate Unlimited Tonnage

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Maritime Instructor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Rapture

Last edited by Boasun; 04-27-2011 at 01:43 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook