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    Re: Backup Celestial Navigation Kit
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2015 May 1, 07:57 -0700

    Robert,

    It looks to me that you and others are making up a LIFEBOAT nav kit.

    After the lightining hit your boat did it catch on fire and burn all of your books, charts, paper, etc.  What I am saying is lousing electronics should not be a big deal unless you rely on electronic charts, word processors for your log book, etc.

    I wear a watch on my wrist that is self winding.  ( old school ) If I was sailing the ocean for fun I would have maps and charts of where I came from and where I was going.  I would keep a log book. After the loss of all my Gps, quartz clocks, raido time signal, et al I am NOT LOST.  How far can the boat be since the last position check? Where is the nearest coast or island?

    If you do Cel Nav even a little bit for fun on your cruse you will have almanacs, plotting sheatrs, sight reduction tables, ect. in your cabin.  Those are what I would use.

    I would have a lifeboat kit like what you have listed ( different books and almanac though ) but I would use my normal stuff first.

    What would other members have in their lifeboat kit?

     

    John H.

       
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