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post #14 of Old 09-21-2011
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The Bear's two cents worth
Here in the big pond we know west is Texas, and Mexico, North is La., Miss., Ala., An N Fla, east is Fla. and south is hot, do not go there. Beside stop and ask at the next derrict for directions and can we use the rest room. Gee, what are you doing out of sight of land without a compass, paper charts and even small floating chips, a plastic protractor and watch? Five hundred years ago men were sailing all over the earth with the simplest, read primitive, tools and and instruments and getting there and back. Have we dumbed ourselves into such a low level of knowledge that all we can do is push a button and depend on electronic devices to supply our knowlegledge to us. To go off shore without the basic knowledge of dead reckoning navagation and the tools to do it with is to endanger one's self, the crew and those who will have to come after you. For Shame!
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