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Just an opinion, but anyone preparing for an ocean cruise ought to be equipped for and capable of at least local apparent noon and latitude by Polaris sights. It isn't rocket science and it really does work. No batteries, electronics, or satellites required.
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Russians, aren't they good guys now ? You know, like Tony Blair's newest bestest friend Muamar Gadaffi. The Chinese, on the other hand are vicious commo dictators .......Yeah, yeah, I know G, "chill out TD". You'd be right and my hearts just not in it today. I'm going back to sleep.
TD this was a joke where I was remembering a movie that was made many years ago, where a russian sub beached in the US and all town went crazy.....over nothing


It was a way to say...you guys worry with things that need nothing to worry about..

and from there this discussion went on to sextants, and now its almost a given that most ocean goes don't use one...and...well forget it..
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Ha...going to meet Armageddon with a sextant! I think I'll dig a fallout shelter in my backyard as those islands in the south pacific will be under water with the icecap melt!....then frozen over with nuclear winter and you won't be able to take any sunshots for a few decades either!
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Cam- So chuck the sextant for a pair of ice skates!!!

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Hey, according to some SOFA SAILORS here, he doesn't even have one....
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Giu...You're right...I wouldn't be caught DEAD with one!!
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Giu...You're right...I wouldn't be caught DEAD with one!!
Cam, please what is a Sextant??? Do I need one??? Is it heavy???

Also, a friend of mine has these papers with my country drawn on them, a lot of numbers and such, do we need those too??? I have a very good road map, will that do???
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De Gama didn't have charts, why do you need 'em Giu?

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De Gama didn't have charts, why do you need 'em Giu?
Absolutely right!!! Well they did have some and drew as they went....

However, he had a Sextant and an Astrolabio!!!

I bet he did'nt know how to use them...Columbus didn't!!!
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"De Gama didn't have charts, why do you need 'em Giu?"

LOL for the day.
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