Join Date: Jun 2011
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More than enough, IMO. Did a circumnavigation w/ a compass, taffrail log, receiver for time, a couple of stop watches, a sextant, a good pair of binoculars (today I use Cannon stabilized binos), sight reduction tables, a nautical almanac, Bowditch, a pencil & some paper.
Most of those wonderful goodies you've listed make crossings much more relaxed and fun, leaving one a lot more sleep time, which is a really good thing. But nothing beats common sense and your eyes for safety at sea.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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