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    Re: Varuna -- Abandoned due to Loss of Power
    From: Peter Smith
    Date: 2017 Sep 8, 18:16 -0700

    I experienced failure of primary electronic navigations many times: engine out, LORAN slave down for maintenance, and gremlins. But back before GPS offered global 24/7 coverage, it was expected that anyone venturing offshore would have and be competent using multiple means of fixing position: sextant, LORAN, RDF, NAVSAT, even OMNI (especially in the Bahamas), and always, always rigorous DR. Now we have something soooo good, it has eclipsed everything else.

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