Sextant Backup

Dear Steve and Linda: Have your Encyclopedia and am now on my second reading to really start nailing down the key points you make…what a great book…couple of quickies I have now…Do you navigate with GPs with celestial as backup? Thanks, Richard

Hi Richard: Yes, we always carry a sextant and current data for celestial bodies. But I must admit since the advent of Sat Nav and then GPS my sextant–which got us safely around the world–is not getting a lot (really, not any) use.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 1999)

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