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Do we need it or is it a forgone art that is no longer needed?
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Read "Adrift - 76 days lost at sea" by Steven Callahan and see if knowing at least a little about celestial might come in handy.
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Aye the book defiantly points out how all mariners must know something of Celestial Navigation.

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you need it all electronics will fail. murphy has proved that. Get a good metal sextant not a plastic they take too much adjustments and practice. There is a great joy in finding your way to a distant landfall using celestial navigation.
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CELESTIAL IS A GREAT MENTAL STIMULUS AND AFTER YOU LEARN SOME OF THE BASICS AND PLOT YOUR FIRST NOON OBSERVATION AND REALIZE THAT IT IS CORRECT--WHAT A GREAT SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT. AND BY THE WAY ELECTRONICS DO FAIL. CELESTAIRE is a great source for everything you will need including instruments and plotting sheets as well as almanacs and publications. Try it, you will like it.
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SHIMSHON, Please hit your cap lock button my old eyes hurt! Thank You
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WALT, thats my problem too--"old eyes". You should see me trying to read a chart.
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I spent 4 years as an aircraft navigator. LEARN CEL!!! Murphy lives and you''ll be glad you took up the practice. Even a sunline can help when desperate. Don''t forget Polaris at night.
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All you nay sayers of electronics need to read Webb chiles article in SAIL MAG 2001. If your so desperate and can''t figure out a compass and in a life raft who cares, I''d throw overboard all but a pint of fresh water and six saltines for two thousand dollars of good electronics in any sitituation.
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I''m not so sure I buy the part about metal v. plastic sextants, though I realize it is the common wisdom. You ought to check the calibration on any sextant before you try to take a shot, no? How much can the material expand/contract if you take your shot within a few minutes of correcting? I have a Davis Mk something (the one with the beam converger) and can shoot a sun/moon fix within a minute of arc, using the GPS as a reference. I do agree that I want my electronics aboard as well; no substitute for a Celesticomp! ;-)

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