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    Re: Working a lunar
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Oct 5, 19:15 +1000

    Frank wrote:
    So Peter, the subtitle of Bennett's excellent book is "everything but the
    sextant". Of course, it's really "everything but the sextant... and a source
    for GMT, like a cheap watch, or any radio station". See what I'm getting
    at?? :)

    Sure do. Perhaps a Casio should be included with every copy.

    The text advises (page 9 in the third edition):
    "Gone are the days when it was necessary to maintain accurate time using an expensive chronometer. A budget-priced digital watch is adequate."
    then goes on to recommend testing a timepiece to establish its rate of loss or gain, proposes having more than one timepiece on-board, and even gives radio wavelengths where: "continuous time signals are broadcast". I wonder how many mariners still depend on those for establishing accurate time?



     


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