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Re: Help With Offshore Navigation

The most important piece of equipment is a decent camera. My wife gave me her old camera today and I noticed it has a GPS and compass integrated.
As you will find out the most important rule here at SN is that if you don't upload pictures it doesn't count.
So all you need to do is take a picture upload it to sailnet with the gps coordinates every half hour or so and someone will recommend a course. Use the compass in the camera to sail that course.

Now if only two sailnett'er would agree on a course this might actually work.

I've just invented crowd sourced navigation.

My model camera even takes pictures up to 40' under water. So if this new navigation technique has a little glitch please bring a mini lift bag and take pictures right to the very end, then send the camera to the surface. Make sure you file a float plan with next of kin and include your sailnet username and password.

Good luck don't forget the pictures.

Last edited by davidpm; 10-12-2012 at 01:04 AM.
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