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    Re: Working a lunar
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Sep 24, 21:58 +1000


    Frank wrote:
    First, I'm sure we all agree that the idea that there will be an emergency
    situation where you would lose GMT with no means of recovery is pretty
    outlandish!

    Well, no. We don't agree this is outlandish at all. Pretty much par for the course, in our experience. Have sailed with 3 GPS units and had all 3 inoperative at the same time, due to different issues. Small boats are hard on electronics. They tend to depend on a regular power supply. Little things like having lots of water below, for example, makes them go all hopeless. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out just what is upsetting their sensitive little souls. One  extended head-scratching exercise was only terminated by discovering that the deckside fitting to the GPS antenna had corroded inside, quite invisible from the outside. For another example.
     
    Almost any radio station will eventually give you a usable time
    signal.

    Again assuming power ... and much patience (depending on radio station, I guess) ... and radio range ...

     


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