A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Roger Harris
Date: 2015 Feb 8, 21:51 -0800
Re: S-table and long term almanacs
From: Geoffrey Kolbe
Date: 2014 Oct 4, 08:40 +0100
I'm not sure what you base that feeling upon. I have never used the NA tables, nor met any other navigator who does. As has been been pointed out by several other members, they are finicky to use, which is the last thing you want at sea.
It is certainly true that many people are exposed to the NA tables through the USPS. However, that is a long way from saying that those students actually put such classroom knowledge into regular practical use. As Stan K has acknowledged, USPS celestial instruction is typically about acquiring theoretical knowledge. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that ... but it should not be confused with actual ocean navigation.
Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.
From: Stan K
Date: 2013 Apr 4, 16:39 -0400