A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Francis Upchurch
Date: 2015 Dec 21, 21:59 -0800
How practical is the spotting scope method (say x20) on a small boat in a typical Cornish roly poly seaway? Anyone had experience of doing this?
I find even the sun method difficult except in very sheltered, flat calm anchorage, when anyway, I can usually do it from the beach.
The good news is, in 15 + years of hard seagoing use, my trusty Astra B seems to hold its IC/IE until I reach terra firma as long as I treat it like a baby and don't bang it or drop it.All I want for christmas now (apart from my 2 front teeth, as we say in England) is a 20x spotting scope! ( years ago, I told my wife that cel nav was "back to basics, cheap and simple!).
Enjoy and Merry Christmas all at Navlist.