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    Re: USCGA celestial nav class
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Jan 29, 23:56 -0500

    On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 15:08:52 -0500, Jim Dullea wrote:
    >Maybe celestial isn't really a cost effective solution to any realistic
    >casualty.  I suggest we are drawn to it for the simple elegance of using a
    >finely crafted mechanical instrument to  do what seems
    >mysterious...determine our position without outside help based on skill and
    >practice, and to, in a small way retain contact with the rich history of
    >navigation at sea. I have to admit when querried why I spend time on
    >celestial I now simply say because it gives me great pleasure, a sense of
    >accomplishment, and allows me to have a greater appreciation for the "art"
    >of navigation. And if some day sitting in my darkened, powerless boat in the
    >middle of the ocean it helps show the way home...well then I guess I'll just
    >be amazed what an astute seaman I am.
    That is as good a reason to keep a sextant as I can think of. I love my
    Kelvin & Hughes, although it is a mite heavy. But if I were doing an
    "Around Alone" race, it wouldn't come with me. Or on anything else
    where weight mattered.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes   Opinionated old geezer    J36 Gjo/a
    The New Economics--- It's deja vu-du all over again.

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