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    Re: GPS shortcomings.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2005 Jun 9, 08:23 +1000

    > 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.
    
    > (but then there's the perpetual problem long
    > distance voyagers have, how to get a new NA every year)
    
    George Bennett has addressed this problem with his "Complete On-Board
    Celestial Navigator" which supplies a five year almanac plus everything else
    needed - sight reduction tables, star finder tables, instructions, examples,
    forms to be photo-copied, etc, etc, all in a slim volume that costs about 20
    bucks. It is specifically designed to be a backup system to GPS.
    
    
    

       
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