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    Re: How Many Chronometers?
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2009 Sep 18, 15:54 -0700

    You are right,everything must come from the ship and be already on
    board. In case of war many tricks will be played to cause problem ours
    and theirs. The Time for equipment and men must not wait for an
    answer, it must be ever present. I have seen in many cases where
    navigation must be done with and without equpment. The training at
    GTMO (use to be!) was to break one navigation equipment after another
    to see how far you can navigate with nothing but your head and string,
    if need be.That is why I fear that the future Navy navigators will use
    use electronics instead of knowlege. Why do we have groundings? I have
    written articals on that subject. That is one reason that I was happy
    to see and join NAVLIST. Others seamen should be also be ready for no
    electronic navigation also.
    On Sep 18, 5:08�pm, Apache Runner  wrote:
    > That's interesting to know. � Do you know the reason why?
    > My own speculation is that they want to maintain a completely
    > electronic-free means of navigation under the possibility of some extreme
    > situation arising. � �Perhaps in the event of a nuclear EMP?
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