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    Re: Turning Off the GPS
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2006 Apr 5, 11:54 -0700

    Gordon wrote:
    BTW,
    
    Has anyone seen those German films of the U-Boats during World War II
    in the North Atlantic pitching and rolling? I start getting seasick
    just watching it. I saw one where a German Officer was taking a noon
    sight on a sub like that. They may have been the enemy, but they
    sure had guts. (It took guts to stand up to them too)
    
    
    
    Yes, Das Boot was a great movie in more ways than 1. That scene where the
    exec is attempting to take the noon sight was pretty real as far as I could
    see.
    
    On another tack there are some real goofy portrayals of seamanship in many
    movies. Most viewers haven't a clue so nothing is subtracted from the movie.
    However, there is one WW II naval movie (can't remember the title) where
    John Wayne is shown taking a cut with a sextant while standing on the bridge
    wing. After the cut is taken he turns the sextant to its side and looks at
    the sextant's arc and calls out the lat and lon. Pretty funny.
    
    
    

       
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