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I am on the Chesapeake and probable won't be out in the ocean for a few more years but I love the idea of CN. There is a weekend class for $400.00 do you think it is worth money or should I just read a book and teach my self ?
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Teach yourself. There are plenty of good books and videos out there. One really nice book is the Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator 2007-2011 edition, which has all the tables and such that you'd need as well as pretty good instructions on how to do this.
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Thanks Sailingdog looks like a good book.
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