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    Re: De Lurk
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Feb 6, 08:24 -0500

    On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 22:11:17 -0600, Sellar, William E. wrote:
    >Now that I have joined in after months of lurking, I am curious about the 
    make up of the list.  To what extent are you boat owners, sailors, voyagers, 
    etc.  who pursue navigation to actually operate their boats?  It seems that 
    there may be some who are interested in the subject, but don't actually go to 
    sea.  Just curious?
    My wife and I have a J36 we use for coastal cruising in the US
    Northeast. We have a nice (but heavy) Kelvin&Hughes sextant but use it
    rarely. Our longest "voyages" may be 48 hours out of sight of land, and
    can easily be completed by DR.
    Both of us can reliably get fixes within 2 or 3 nm on calm water when
    the astro bodies are conveniently visible. Availability in the North
    Atlantic is often zero for several days at a time, as others have
    pointed out.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes         NYC                       J36 Gjo/a
    "WooWooism lives"  Anon grafitto on the base of the Cuttyhunk breakwater light

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