A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Hewitt Schlereth
Date: 2016 Dec 29, 14:16 -0800
On Dec 29, 2016, at 11:28 AM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:
Greg Rudzinski, you wrote:
"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."
Yes, I agree. Unless they can get regular radio time checks, this is a serious problem. Alternatively, do it with Noon Sun and dead reckoning only! The Atlantic is like a slalom course of island gates. That's do-able without longitude. And most of the rest is along nearly constant latitude tracks with few dangers. The only misson-critical longitude that I can see is on the approach to Cape Horn. Maybe approaching Tasmania, too, but that's a big enough target...