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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Jun 6, 23:02 EDT

    Joel Jacobs wrote:
    "When in the open ocean,  there is no great need for precise position fixing.
    I have said that many times  on this list. On the other hand, knowing where
    you are allows you to steer a  more direct course, play the weather angles if
    in a sailboat, and foreshorten  the length of a passage. From my vantage point,
    these are worthy objectives  unless you like to spend your time at sea rather
    than sight seeing, and burn  more rather than less fuel."
    It's also useful if you need to call for  help. The risk to you and yours and
    also (not unimportantly) the risk to your  rescuers will be minimized if you
    can give them your exact current  position.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.

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