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    Re: Thousand dollar question
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 1999 Jul 28, 9:47 AM

    On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Lu Abel wrote:
    
    > 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)
    
    I don't have a catalog handy, but here goes anyway:
    
    1. Astra IIIB sextant                   $450
    2. Davis Mk 15 (used) for a spare         75
    3. Garmin GPS 12 or equivalent           140
    4. Cheap GPS for a spare                 100
    5. Celesticomp                           235?
                                            _____
                                           $1000
    
    Also, a spare compass, spare digital watches, spare batteries, two
    scientific calculators (one programmable, one solar powered), charts, and
    lots of books including Bowditch, Nautical Almanac, Light Lists, Coast
    Pilots, etc.
    
    ----------------
    Chuck Taylor
    SEASCAPE GB 32-2
    Everett, WA, USA
    

       
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