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    Thousand dollar question
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 1999 Jul 27, 11:47 PM

    My previous post on sextants (which also included some opinions on money
    well spent and not well spent) made me think of a question which will stir
    some pretty strong thoughts and opinions:
    You are planning a leisurely trans-Pacific cruise (let's say San Francisco
    to New Zealand and back), which will take 2+ years.  Your boat is already
    equipped with a knotmeter.  You are on a tight budget and have figured you
    can spend no more than $1000 on additional navigation gear.  You can equip
    you boat any way you wish -- GPS, Loran, or any variety of celestial gear.
    (you neither own nor can afford a laptop computer)
    How would you spend your $1000??
    (for prices, let's use the current West Marine catalog)
    Cheers, and let's go at it!!
    PS - Opinions on a budget of only $500 would also be interesting!

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