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Re: Should I learn the sextant?
No, don't bother. Buy some expensive electronic navigational devices instead for greater peace of mind. Plus it is easier. And you can join in on the multitude of discussions about how to spend more money on sailing, which helps the sponsors of this website, since we are in a recession and sailing is a dying sport/activity.
Electronics have the additional benefits of distracting yourself from nature, preventing you from being in the moment and from being more self-reliant, and relieving you of the burden of carrying on a beautiful tradition of maritime navigation.
Look around any public place nowadays and what do you see? A multitude of douchebags with their noses in their iPhones.
Better to be totally reliant on your batteries and your engine, not your wits!
Last edited by jameswilson29; 03-14-2014 at 04:07 PM.