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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

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Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
not even a timepiece? Wow. Did he use popsicle sticks to make a crude sextant and latitude-sail?

I'm impressed. did he have electricity? radio? those aren't instruments.
He did have a radio and a gas stove. He kept an hour glass on the boat so there would be no arguement over things like night watch. He did not have a sextant, compass, watch etc.

SurabyaKid on EricsonYachts forum has said "In an age where our Navy Midshipman are no longer taught celestial navigation and 14 year olds with all the latest technologies known to man vie for the title of youngest to circumnavigate, I found the whole story very refreshing. "
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