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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-25-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,180
Posted By tony9
Re: Traditional Navigation

Hi Neil,
I'm in a similar situation. While I have GPS in my cell phone and marine GPS and a marine navigation app on the phone, I'm still interested in learning traditional navigation skills. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By tony9
Re: practicing with sextant on land

It's sunny out today so filled my bucket with water and took some shots before and after apparent noon. My calculated latitude came out within 5 km of actual. Longitude was about 50 km too far east,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By tony9
Re: practicing with sextant on land

Hi AdamLein,
Just getting back to the forum, sorry for the delay in responding. That would be great to meet up on evening and compare notes. Are you thinking English Bay? Or somewhere inland?
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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-23-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By tony9
Re: practicing with sextant on land

Thanks AdamLein for the detailed explanation on the intercept method. In the interlude I've been off reading more about celestial navigation and the St. Hilaire's intercept method. I'm slowly...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-08-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By tony9
Re: practicing with sextant on land

Thanks AdamLein,
That was exactly it, the moon wasn't on the meridian. Glad to know I wasn't as far out as I thought. I'm looking forward to more practice this weekend.

I'll have to check a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8,397
Posted By tony9
Re: practicing with sextant on land

Hi,
I'm new to the forum. Thanks everyone, especially AdamLein for the explanations. I use GPS for work and travel but am interested in navigation using basic skills. I just bought a second hand...
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