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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

Thanks for posting, very cool story.
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Truly amazing....
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Indeed, and with any luck I will have the opportunity to ignore my own advice and visit the area. If I find my self there I will certainly have 2 chart plotters, a radar, ais, paper chart, 3 compass', rdf, and a flock of caged sparrow's to let fly free and follow!
Well, if you ever do, given that you'll be adequately prepared, be sure to let me know you're coming and I'll show you around!...
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

I would argue that no person reading these entries could do what Marvin Creamer did on Saturday. At 97 years of age, he kept a crowd of people spellbound with his detailed narration of a voyage he made in '82-'84 -- without notes or a teleprompter! I have known Marvin for years and never cease to be amazed! Ralph Harvey, still webmaster of globestar.org, but the site is being transferred to Rowan U.
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

All if this criticism strikes me as blatant ageism.
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At any age it is a joy and a blessing to get to do something you like and then to do it well. Kind Regards, Lou
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

I may be a pretty new sailor, but I am not at all new to DR thanks to the USMC Coxswain's Course and have nothing but respect for this guy. I like to minimize my use of my GPS when I am out on the water or in the woods, using it and it's precious battery life as a backup to my "analog" compass and course.

Haters gonna hate.
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

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Direction, well the sun comes up and goes down and if the stars are out Pleadease (sp) alway's points east. ( I use this all the time because my compass light is still broke.)
Do you mean the Pleiades? Why would they be always in the East? Makes no sense to me. Care to explain?

The only stars I would expect to be in a constant direction is Polaris and the Southern Cross (kind of).

(I was also impressed by you knowing Thor Heyerdahl's family. Way cool!)
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

To all the detractors keep in mind that when he did it there was no GPS for civilians, SATNAV was rare and LORAN was not worldwide.

So when he did it without a compass or a sextant he was not giving up all the geewhiz stuff that we have today.

The compass and the sextant would have been his backup unless he had the money for an expensive SATNAV.

Hard not to see what an amazing accomplishment it was.

I wonder how many who are knocking this guy have gone offshore even for just a couple of thousand miles with just a sextant, watch and compass? If you havenít then maybe you canít appreciate what he did without even those.
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