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    Re: Celestial Navigation in the Movies
    From: Thomas M Darlingtoh
    Date: 2019 Oct 11, 12:54 +0000
    If you are looking for a true authentic film watch "Das Boot" the German film aboard a U Boat of WW II 

    The scene in the conning tower when on the surface with the Celestial Navigator (grabs the sun and says mark) and the Quarter Master (clicks the stop watch)  the 2 down the tube, close the hatch, water drips on the chart table, the tables are open, etc.    is correct!

    Tom, Mate/Captain - Celestial Navigator

    On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:34 PM Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com> wrote:


    Just watched the "All is lost".

    Since nobody (of those who said the film is full of errors) bothered to elaborate - I dare to tell my opinion.

    • his error number zero: he did not wear his live-jacket when working "outside", he was not always secured to the railings
    • his other error number zero as well: did not posess a PLB+EPIRB
    • error number one: did not have a spare walkie-talkie
    • he should have had a portable desalinator, like a Katadyne Survivor 06
    • the rest could be lived with

    With my non-existing exerience I cannot say anything about his weathering style (was he "hoving to" or not, etc) or the sail-handling.

    The CN bit was too little for my liking, he never touched the index arm clutch or rotated the drum.

    Saying that - I liked the film, this is the story that could/would happen to me if/when I go sailing alone.

    Warm regards,

    60°N 30°E

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