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    Re: Joshua Slocum's navigational methods
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2005 Apr 16, 11:29 -0700

    Since Slocam was an experienced se Captain of many years, and based on his
    writings. I would say he used Lunars more
    than once in his voyage. He most likely use a book of trig tables at best
    for his calculations. It seems that how many times
    on a passage he would use lunars would depend on his confidence in his
    current Dead Reckoning position. He only metions it
    once in the book, but at least once at mid passage and again  sometime
    before making land seems prudent.
    Dan Hogan
    Navigation-L: http://www.offsoundings.info/navl.html
    > And if  anyone has any evidence to bring to bear on the issue of whether
    > Slocum used  lunars more than once, I would be very interested to hear
    it. I've
    > found one  interesting tidbit which I'll transcribe if there's  interest.
    > -FER
    > http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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