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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?
    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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