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    Re: which would you choose?
    From: William Trayfors
    Date: 1999 Aug 03, 8:06 AM

    Russell:
    
    The situation you pose is a straw man:  GPS units are so cheap these days
    that you'd be a fool not to include one, along with the sextant.  Better
    still, be sure to have backups for both (you can break a sextant at sea
    every bit as easily as a GPS unit can break or the system itself go down
    when you most need it).
    
    Bill
    
    At 03:52 PM 8/3/99 +0200, you wrote:
    >While we're on the subject of how to best spend the $1000, I noted with
    >interest that everyone made provision for at least one GPS receiver - I
    >certainly agree. Now how about the following, slightly modified situation?
    >Which would you choose, given only the following two choices for your
    >navigational aspects, with no other options allowed:
    >Either,
    >1)      One GPS receiver
    >
    >        OR
    >
    >2)      Sextant, tables and timepiece etc.
    >
    >Assume that this is for an ocean crossing and perhaps for extended cruising
    >afterwards.
    >
    >Cheers
    >Russell
    >
    

       
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