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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments
Another ghost thread resurfaces.
I'd never heard of this guy until just now. Personally, I don't see the big deal. The Polynesians repeatedly found tiny islands, not huge continents, without any instruments at all.
Trying to prove what is already a known fact seems a bit out there to me. But hey, what do I know? I had a sextant, a couple of stopwatches, a few books, a compass, a taffrail log and a chronometer when I circumnavigated.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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