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    Re: Navigator Light software
    From: Jim Dullea
    Date: 2002 Dec 16, 10:54 -0500

    I own an Island Packet 27 which, with a 24' LWL is close to your size but
    sailing predominantly on the Chesapeake Bay have done no significant
    offshore sailing in this size boat.  What I did want to pass on is that the
    magazine "Good Old Boat" in Oct did an article on "trailerable" full keel,
    offshore boats specifically Nor'Sea 27. but discussed Flika, and Dana 25II.
    Apparantly Practical Sailor did one on the IP 27 in Oct also.  While none of
    these specifically fit your request, any source of info is probably
    Jim Dullea
    Tech Marine Business, Inc
    202 675-7782
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]
    On Behalf Of Joe Shields
    Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 10:47 AM
    Subject: Re: Navigator Light software
    I have the registered version of Navigator (for windows) (see:
    http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/) and think it is fantastic.  It has all the
    nav. stars, planets, moon, sun (of course) and can generate printed pages
    that look just like the nautical almanac as well as be used for interactive
    celestial reduction sight work.  There is a module for loading charts (
    there is a growing library of charts or you can make your own [and add it to
    the library]) and saving sights, and even hooking up a GPS to your computer
    and superimposing your boat's position on the chart.  For $25(US), it's a
    great tool.  It has a star chart that can be animated for any increment + or
    -.  I've used it to interactively determine the time of sunrise/sunset for
    my lat/long.  Hovering over any object gives you it's az/ht for taht
    particular time.  I still force myself to practice reducing my sights using
    HO 211 (using Bayless' book) but it's nice to quickly check my work using
    By the way, I'm moving from a Flying Scot (19' centerboard) to a South Coast
    23' (an Alberg design) so (hopefully) am getting closer to my bluewater
    -- Joe Shields
    SC23 #56 /Astra IIIb
    PS: anybody ever do any bluewater cruising in a 22'-23' full keel boat?

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