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It is fun and knowing it might just save your bacon one day.... so why not learn it and keep practicing it....

Yeah, cam will call me a luddite again... but that can't be true if I'm using a computer to access the internet, can it??

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It is fun and knowing it might just save your bacon one day.... so why not learn it and keep practicing it....
Exactly. When I can actually get a horizon (not often on the Chesapeake) I plot CN locations and compare to GPS. I'm at the point where I am confident I could make landfall in Bermuda or the Azores. Continents of course are easy.

Without a horizon I use a bubble to practice once in a while.

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It is fun and knowing it might just save your bacon one day.... so why not learn it and keep practicing it....

Yeah, cam will call me a luddite again... but that can't be true if I'm using a computer to access the internet, can it??
Cam must be sleeping. You know how those old folk get.

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Seriously, what's the point of sailing. With a car and a tank of gas I can drive down to Seattle in a couple of hours. With enough airplanes I can circumnavigate the world in three days. Sailing? Forget it. Just sayin'.
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Thanks guys...you woke me up from my nap with all that prodding.
As for my opinions...See posts 101,103,107,112,118,123,130,133,135,136,139,141,15 0,156,164,169,172,
176,178,195,198,238, 244, 253

I believe they fairly summarize my opinions. Indeed I am planning on incorporating them into my next book which is presently being composed under the working title of:
"Never discuss Celestial with those who never leave the sight of land! "
And ...Y'all can bite me!

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i haven't used celestial since my atlantic crossing in 1990, but if i was to do it again i would want to have the sextant with , even with GPS aboard.

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Thanks guys...you woke me up from my nap with all that prodding.
As for my opinions...See posts 101,103,107,112,118,123,130,133,135,136,139,141,15 0,156,164,169,172,
176,178,195,198,238, 244, 253

I believe they fairly summarize my opinions. Indeed I am planning on incorporating them into my next book which is presently being composed under the working title of:
"Never discuss Celestial with those who never leave the sight of land! "
And ...Y'all can bite me!
Sorry to wake you, but this is your favorite thread.


Dawg, next time we'll let him sleep. He get very cranky when he wakes up.

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