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    Re: Why not GPS, was: Taffrail log and an alternative
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2002 Jun 23, 09:30 -0300

    I was listing navigational instruments, not the complete outfit of gear
    on board. As to anchoring in fog: Sure it is a good idea but, along the
    coast of Nova Scotia, it's been known for the fog to clamp down in May
    and not lift until August. I'll spend time swinging around an anchor
    when I have to but once the food and water run out, I'd rather weigh and
    go in search of more!
    You wrote:
    > Trevor,
    > I like your principles. This is one of the reasons we keep traditional
    > navigation alive.
    > Navigating as  through thick fog using nothing more than watch, compass and
    > taffrail log. However, one more thing you will need is an anchor.The
    > sailors of days gone by, and good seamanship makes a lot of sense  to
    > anchor and not try to make a port in thick fog.
    > Aubrey.
    Trevor J. Kenchington PhD                         Gadus@iStar.ca
    Gadus Associates,                                 Office(902) 889-9250
    R.R.#1, Musquodoboit Harbour,                     Fax   (902) 889-9251
    Nova Scotia  B0J 2L0, CANADA                      Home  (902) 889-3555
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