A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tom Sult
Date: 2015 Apr 30, 22:30 -0500
Tom Sult, MD
On Apr 30, 2015, at 22:11, Bruce J. Pennino <NoReply_Pennino@fer3.com> wrote:
Nautical Almanac adds a lot. Maybe Weems 1927 along with Pub 249. Must have two hand held compasses.....one cheap $ 10 USD, one hockey puck. Gotta have two hand calculators with equation sheet ( I can’t memorize all of them).
1. Ebbco and Bris.
2. Pub 249 Sun LTA. (1 page)
3. A rated 8 day aircraft dash clock. ( they are surprisingly accurate)
4. Haverersine tables for Doniol Haversine reduction w/ Ix diagram. (2 pages)
5. Paper back Trig Log tables for classic reduction.
6. Polaris Latitude Wheeler for northern latitudes.
7. Wet Notes and .7mm plastic mechanical pencil.
8. Compact protractor. (Custom T Plotter)
9. 6" Pocket Doric sliderule.
Everything is inexpensive, light weight, and fits easily into the Ebbco case. This is better than just a get home kit. For getting home all a sailor needs is a Davis MK 3 and a Sun declination table to latitude sail with (no timing needed).
From: Robert VanderPol II
Date: 2015 Apr 30, 15:10 -0700