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    Re: More comments on movie "All is Lost"
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2013 Nov 8, 11:37 -0000

    Greg,

    I agree with your minimalist list.  My emergency “ditch bag” contains Davis Mk3 with cheap casio quartz waterproof watch attached (GMT) and small table of declination and Eqof time. pasted on back. (No almanac needed) + pilot charts+ homemade plastic nocturnal for Polaris correction. (just for fun, but it works!). I’ve practiced this a few times and usually get to within 5-10 miles of reality.

    Francis

     

    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Greg Rudzinski
    Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:12 PM
    To: francisupchurch@gmail.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: More comments on movie "All is Lost"

     


    Latitude 38 comments pull no punches. The movie can't be any worse than AMELIA regarding trivializing celestial navigation.

    For discussion - What would be the best way to perform celestial navigation under pressures of an emergency with no prior knowledge of celestial navigation ? (Sextant, Nautical Almanac, Quartz Watch, Pilot Chart aboard)

    I recommend as the minimum:
    1. Latitude by Local Apparent Noon
    2. Longitude by Timing Equal Altitudes
    3. Latitude by Polaris


    Greg Rudzinski
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