A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Jackson McDonald
Date: 2016 Oct 26, 23:20 +0000
On Oct 26, 2016, at 6:20 PM, Doug MacPherson <NoReply_MacPherson@fer3.com> wrote:
How about 16th and 17th century European Navigation.....how did the Portuguese et. al. get around before the advent of lunars and accurate time pieces.
How about Navigation by the Phoenicians?
A little hands on practice and history combined in both cases.
On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Robert VanderPol II <NoReply_RobertVanderPolII@fer3.com> wrote:
What people might be looking for is backup navigation, not exactly emergency nav like Tom Sult was suggesting, but something one or 2 steps up from that. Lets say you are crossing the Atlantic and Pacific, what would you carry as a backup to GPS that minimized cost and storage space, how to use those resources you brought and how to stay in some semblance of practice and how to keep your time pieces accurate. The goal being to continue the cruise to the next major port for repairs without experiencing major pucker factor until then.
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