A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2016 Jul 19, 13:39 -0700
Lu you said: What good does it do to know your position if you are in a life raft? You have no motive power. Your boat is designed to keep you afloat, not to move. It has no sails, no motor...
I suppose there’re always set and drift of the ocean currents and wind if you don’t put the sea anchor out. I see in The Times today a camera lost by a lady scuba diving from Scotland washed up 600 miles away in Sweden. Also, you might be lucky enough to have a Type Q dinghy which also supplied sails and an instruction sheet on ‘How to sail’. See http://www.defencesurveyors.org.uk/Images/Ranger/Ranger%20Volumes/Ranger%20Winter%202014%203D.pdf pages 70-73. DaveP