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    Re: instances of the use of "horizon grazing" technique
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2009 Oct 06, 16:54 -0700

    About a decade ago an adventurer did a single-handed circumnavigation
    with absolutely NO navigation instruments.   I remember that he timed
    his passage of Cape Horn to allow him to judge that he was at a safe
    south latitude by this "horizon grazing" technique.   Unfortunately I
    have no further recollection of the name of the boat or its skipper.
    
    Lu Abel
    
    Apache Runner wrote:
    >
    > A number of emergency navigation sources talk about finding (very
    > rough) latitude by looking at the minimum altitude of horizon grazing
    > stars.    I'm unaware of anyone that has actually used this technique,
    > but perhaps someone has used it in a real (as opposed to trial)
    > situation.   Any anecdotes or historical citations of this being used?
    >
    > John Huth
    >
    > >
    
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