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post #38 of Old 02-27-2013
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

You do realize this was done in 1984, near 30 years ago. Reading what I have I must say there was a lot of luck involved, but with the back up of instruments locked in a box just in case.
I must admit that on my Pacific crossing there were some times I would only check my position once or twice a day, but only when well away from land. I did use the compass a lot more than I would have thought, this I found out when the compass light failed.

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