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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2005 Jun 8, 13:34 +1000

    Lu again:
    >
    > It seems to me one fundamental issue is being ignored -- an offshore
    > voyager would have no need to keep his GPS receiver running
    > continuously.  Briefly turning it on two or three times a day while
    > offshore (perhaps more often while making landfall) in all likelihood
    > give more and more accurate navigational information than celestial.
    
    They take a while to locate enough satellites for a fix. I'm not sure
    whether they use more battery power at this time, like a mobile phone, or
    which approach would be better for power management. At least while the
    thing is on you know it works. Of course, this is just skirting the issue,
    nibbling at the edges.
    
    
    

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