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    I wish I had thought to bring 'that' along with me...
    From: David Smith
    Date: 2017 Jan 21, 19:27 -0800

    In a couple of month’s time I am leaving my home in New Zealand and, after visiting the Middle East, South Africa and Britain, I am sailing home on a container ship. 

    I know that several of you here have made a voyage on a cargo ship, so as to immerse yourself in the practice of celestial navigation. 

    Once on board, there will be little chance of obtaining extra equipment, books or information.  What I take up the gangway at the start of the voyage will have to suffice for the following 34 days. Books, tables, almanacs, spreadsheets and other information have been downloaded to my laptop and all the functionality of all equipment, apart from my sextant, has been duplicated. 

    One other thing that I would like to take with me, but probably is impossible, is an offline copy of the NavList archive – which is a wonderful source of answers to nearly every problem I’ve ever encountered relating to celestial navigation.

    I have two questions to all those who have undertaken a similar adventure.  (a) Was there something that you neglected to take with you, which would have been useful?  (b) Was there something unusual that you took on the voyage which turned out to be of great use?

    Cheers,

    David Smith.

       
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