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    Re: Introduction
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2021 Jan 13, 19:35 +0000

    Richard,
    Welcome to the NavList! You probably have a lot of experience to share.
    In your circumnavigation, I suppose you did not  use a chronometer, which is 
    much more expensive than a wristwatch with (or without) radio checks?
    
    Alex.
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    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Richard Toohey [NoReply_Toohey@fer3.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:15 PM
    To: eremenko@math.purdue.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Introduction
    
    Hello all - thought I'd post a short introductory msg as the newest member to 
    the group!  My name is Rich.  I'm an avid celestial navigator and, ta boot, a 
    celestial circumnavigator!  Thirty years ago, as I resigned my commission 
    with the United States Navy (nuke subs) to start that 3 1/2 year journey, I 
    had a choice to make - spend $5,000 on that newfangled positioning technology 
    just entering the market (GPS) or spend $500 on a used Weems and Plath 
    sextant at the local second hand nautical store in San Diego.  My finances 
    dictated the latter and I never looked back.  Currently I'm refitting another 
    boat with my wife to cruise again (but no circumnavigation).  The new VHF I 
    bought came equiped with GPS, but that's all the upgrading I'm doing.  I just 
    love the practise, the science, and the art of celestial navigation and I'm 
    looking forward to plotting positions again!  Thanks!  Rich
    
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