Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2013 Apr 4, 05:55 -0700

    Methods I have tried in descending order of preference:

    1. HO 229 - super fast and makes me feel connected to "old" methods, which is why I like C.N. in the first place.
    2. Flat Bygrave - not as fast, but fascinating to me nonetheless.
    3. Scientific calculator - relatively quick, compact, and I already have several laying around.
    4. 'Regular' slide rule - not very accurate, but has the same appeal as the Bygrave.
    5. HO 249 - would probably be higher on my list if I just used it more.
    6. Computer/Phone app - seems to me you might as well just use a GPS. However, they are quite handy when you don't have anything else.
    7. N.A. concise tables - sure, they're tables just like HO 229...and a valuable backup. But have you ever tried using them? I don't think it could get much more complicated. (And yes, Geoffrey, I do still use them from time to time. ;) )

    I also enjoy the classic noon sight and ex-meridians. I only recently learned ex-meridians thanks to Jeremy C's posts re the same topic.

    -Sean C
    NavList message boards and member settings: www.fer3.com/NavList
    Members may optionally receive posts by email.
    To cancel email delivery, send a message to NoMail[at]fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site