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    Bare essentials
    From: David McN
    Date: 2021 Nov 19, 14:03 -0800

    The nav equipment on my old yacht have been honed down based on space constraints, keeping things simple and what I think are the bare essentials. Yes, I have GPS but I assume it will fail soon enough so I go prepared. 

    1. Hand bearing compass and small pair binoculars. 

    2. Plotting sheets, dividers, weems and plath rolling parallel rule. 

    3. Astra III B sextant. 

    4. Reeds astro tables. This combines a nautical almanac with sight reduction tables.

    5. Traverse tables.

    6.Relevant paper charts. 

    I made my own traverse tables to avoid having to carry Nories, which is a heavy volume. All up, the above materials are lightweight and easily accessed. The trickiest storage is for the sextant box.

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