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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

I sailed with a third mate many years ago that was working on the President lines, way before electronic navigation.
Any way, during the winter they sailed the trunticated GC route from San Franciso to Tokyo JPN. A few of those trips they had overcast skys for the entire trip and had to DR using the previous Navigation logs for time, speed & course to steer the entire trip... never getting a celestrial position for those trips.
So learn DR Navigation. And pratice it always when underway. It will help you find the port you are shooting for without all of those modern gagets.
You only need to know: Time, Speed and Course to find your way.

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