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    Re: Golden Globe Race Navigation
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2016 Dec 29, 23:09 -0500


    I tend to agree with your listed equoipmen with possibly the following changes, additions or alternatives ;;;

    1. A 7.5" magnetic compass in a compensating binnacle. properly mounted in a convenient location, other than the steeriing station, to be used for navigation purposes, i.e., azimuths, bearings, etc., and to be used for setting courses by comparison with the steering compass

    2. A prism type azimuth/bearing instrument for use wtth the aforesaid compass.

    3. A tafrail log, complete with spare rotator and line.

    4. I would do away with one of your chronometers and substitute a quality Hack Watch. With time signals available i believe the extra chronometer to be a luxury.

    5. Two copies of HO 9 ( (Usefull Tables)

    7. A good Navigation Text - say an older edition of Bowditch or Norie, preferably both.

    8. Mechanical pencil sharpener.

    9. Complete set of HO 214

    10.  Suitably marked lead lines and leads, including for deep sea use, well as afthometer, if allowed.

    Note: Navigation by Time Sight and HO 214


    On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Henry Halboth <hchalboth@gmail.com> wrote:

    I wuld tend to agree with your list of equipment, with possibly the following additions  or alterntives ,,,,,,,,

    On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:

    For cutter or ketch rig over 40 ft. :

    1. 1960"s model of C.PLath and  aMK 3 Davis plastic as bac-up.

    2. Two Hamilton chronometers or Russian equivalent (expensive hard to find budget busters). The quartz watch will be missed. I would lobby let the fleet go modern here.

    3. Stopwatches, manual wind wrist watch, and railroad pocket watch.

    4. SW radios were used in the original race so I would carry portable versions (one with RDF).

    5. 1975 Bowditch vol. 2  ( at least three different ways to perform sight reduction in one volume )

    6. Pub 249 set

    7. Nautical Almanacs.

    8. GC, General, Coastal, and Pilot charts. There will be no stops so tide tables and harbor charts can be omitted.

    9. 7x50 mm binoculars and hand bearing compass.

    10. Travel alarm clocks.

    11. Plastic slide rule and plotting tools.

    CN will be mostly by Pub 249. 

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Doug MacPherson
    Date: 2016 Dec 29, 08:29 -0800

    1. Nice German metal Sextant
    2. Two Nice Swiss automatic Watches/Chronometers
    3. Nories Nautical Tables, perhaps a copy of Bowditch as well. (Will use time sights and e- meridians primarily)
    4. Nautical Almanac for two years.
    5. Appropriate Charts.
    6. Shortwave radio for time signals (if allowed).
    7. Standard assortment of Plotting tools, plotting sheets, scrap paper etc.
    8. Patent log.
    9. Nice pair of binnoculors with built in compass and rangefinder if available.
    10. Appropriate tide tables, light lists, coast pilots etc.
    11. Motion sickness pills :)

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