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    Re: Orion at oceannavigator site
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2013 Feb 7, 05:54 -0800


    Ocean Navigator has to address all issues of small craft underway, at anchor, and in port. The techniques of navigating from point A to point B are important but only a single aspect of the boating experience. Other important topics that ON covers: safety, weather, communications, rules of the road, food prep/storage, plumbing, crew, medicine, regulations, damage control, sail handling, anchoring, engines, batteries, equipment maintenance, hull maintenance, and improvements in the sport/life style of those traveling by boat on the ocean.

    The editor does provide space for modern and traditional navigation methods and is open to the contributions of navigators who wish to share their experiences and techniques.

    Greg Rudzinski

    [NavList] Re: [NavList 22267] Re: Re: Orion at oceannavigator site
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 6 Feb 2013 21:38
    I apologize for splashing my animus all over navlist. The opinion I expressed is ugly and extreme. It would have been enough to note that, despite the magazine's title, navigation is not its primary emphasis.



    On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Robert Eno <enoid---net> wrote:
    Damn shame if ON has gone that route. When I had a subscription in the early 1990s, it was a great magazine full of interesting articles about astro-navigation and general seamanship. I had the pleasure of attending two of their 8-day navigation cruises on the 88 foot schooner, Ocean Star. It was an experience that I shall never forget. Many of the lessons learned and the existing skills honed, proved to be valuable to me in later years. The owner and staff of ON were great folks. Very knowledgeable and affable. I had the privilege of meeting a few of them.

    I stopped subscribing to ON partly because they seemed to drift away from astro-navigation and mostly because I simply did not have the time to keep up with the reading. Still, it was, notwithstanding the paucity of articles related to astro-navigation, a quality publication.

    It has been well over ten years since I last picked up a copy of ON so I am not in a position to challenge Patrick Goold's assessment. It is sad to hear that they have become a shadow of what they once were.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Patrick Goold
    To: enoid---net
    Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:22 PM
    Subject: [NavList 22266] Re: Orion at oceannavigator site

    "Ocean Navigator" is the most misleadingly titled magazine I have ever seen! It is a thin version of the usual "new junk for your boat and how to fix some of the old junk that you are still paying for" boat mag. It has a tiny regular column with celnav problems. Utterly derivative articles. Very little about navigation, even of the electronic variety. Not worth even a look. I'd check it for myself if it told me water was wet.

    Patrick Goold

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