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    Re: GPS shortcomings.
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2005 Jun 8, 16:41 -0700

    Peter Fogg wrote:
    >>From: Lu Abel
    >>Along that line, I will eat crow on my earlier posting and say that I'd
    >>take the price of one of the extra GPS receivers and use it instead to
    >>purchase a plastic sextant
    > My respectful suggestion is to think seriously of putting the extra money
    > towards a metal sextant.
    As the problem was stated, one has $1000 for navigation instruments.
    Within these limits, the choice would be three GPS sets and a Davis
    plastic sextant, or two GPS sets and an Astra III (and that even pushes
    the envelope because the Astra III costs right around $500 alone,
    leaving no money for calculators, NAs, etc, etc.
    We're talking about the sextant being a backup navigation instrument,
    not the primary one, so I must ask why you think a Davis Mk 15 or Mk 25
    wouldn't be up to the task.
    Lu Abel
    Lu Abel

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