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    Re: What's really OK here?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2004 Oct 16, 16:53 -0600
    Here here, I agree.  I think by having the group's focus be celestial navigation we gather a group of people that have paid the price of admission: they have spent time studying navigation more than most people.  Once this group has gathered, it is a shame to limit the discussion to just this one topic.  Navigation is, after all, only one part of a successful voyager, and our asides on lightning protection or other cruising topics are often very valuable to me.  Yet if these other topics were broached on other mailing lists we would often get a much lower signal to noise ratio of useful knoweldge.
    Few of us get to cruise every day on our vessels.  This mailing list keeps the dream alive every day, encouraging us to find the time to actually get out there and sail and cruise and navigate, and perhaps, navigate by lunars!
    Dan Allen
    [ ]  Anacortes, WA
    [x] Spring Lake, UT
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    From: Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Frank Reed
    Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 3:49 PM
    Subject: Re: What's really OK here?

    Dan Hogan, could we keep it simple?? Would it be fair to say that any "borderline" discussion is permitted on this list until you personally step in and say it is not? If that covers it, we could stop all of this hypothetical hair-splitting (which is itself off-topic). As far as I can see NONE of the discussion of GPS in the past few days was really about GPS in the first place, and all of this worry from some list members that they might be "breaking the rules" is a distraction from useful and relevant discussion.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
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