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    Re: News Item on Over-reliance on GPS
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2008 Nov 9, 00:43 -0500

    On Nov 8, 2008, at 7:27 PM, frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    > Fred H., you wrote:
    > "It's very nice to have one's faith in the utility of sextants on
    > small
    > boats restored now and again.  I wonder whether Frank were trolling
    > for such
    > a response!"
    > Not a bit, Fred. My point is merely that the best backup for a
    > complicated
    > GPS "system" aboard a boat, with all its complexities and risk of
    > electrical
    > failure, is a simple well-protected handheld GPS....
    > So where's the sextant then? Well, gee, that's your PRIMARY navigation
    > system.
    This seems contradictory Frank.  Either the 'complicated GPS "system"
    aboard' is the primary system or the sextant is.  In a long,
    bluewater passage in a small boat, it would seem a sextant might be
    the best primary system.
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