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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Susan Johnson
    Date: 2005 Jun 6, 09:12 -0700

    On a trans-atlantic crossing, reliant only upon DR and Celestial for
    navigation, aboard a 36' sloop, our standard was a morning, a noon-ish,
    and an afternoon set of shots (weather permitting), using DR and running
    Fixes for chartwork and log entries.  We did take moon and star, sunrise
    and sunset sights but they were done when we were short a "normal" sun
    shot or for practice, augmentation, curiosity or to prevent boredom...
    Our two major landfalls: Maderia and San Salvador, Bahamas were spot on.
    Within sight of land, we relied on landmarks, ATONs, etc and rarely used
    celestial LOPs for navigation.

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