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Old 23-08-2014, 09:37   #1
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The Celestial Navigator

Inviting interested folks over to the FB page for discussions and questions. It's a fairly big group, but we need more experienced hands: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-C...25602470905965
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Old 23-08-2014, 15:39   #2
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Why not keep it on the Cruisers Forum? I'm really not comfortably with the way facebook treats it's users. Even though I have an account I rarely use it.
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Old 23-08-2014, 18:04   #3
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Yep, I might be interested, but will not do FB.

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Re: The Celestial Navigator

You should message SkiprJohn. He taught me Celestial Navigation. He could bring something to the table. But I agree about FB. That and "Older" cruiser aren't savy to FB anyways. The only foreseeable problem with CF are people debating during the thread with the relativity of Celestial Navigation. They would need to know that it is for people who are interested in it.
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I would really like a thread on CN.

I bought the sextant and books and will be teaching myself this fall
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Old 23-08-2014, 20:45   #6
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Re: The Celestial Navigator

Quoting Jim Cate:
"Yep, I might be interested, but will not do FB."

Same here...
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Old 23-08-2014, 22:02   #7
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Re: The Celestial Navigator

If you want to enjoy all the good bits of Facebook but worry about privacy, you can join using a die-in-an-hour email address with not a single piece of personal information.
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If you want to enjoy all the good bits of Facebook but worry about privacy, you can join using a die-in-an-hour email address with not a single piece of personal information.
Sounds interesting. I did several web searches and can find nothing about
die-in-an-hour email addresses. Did find plenty of places about what one would do
if dieing in one hour. Which sounds like a good FB topic !

Do you have a hot link ?
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Re: The Celestial Navigator

This could be interesting if we can keep the thread on track, maybe the moderation crew would consider making it a sub forum if it really gets going. I use my sextant frequently on long trips as well as amplitudes and an astro compass to keep tabs on my compass ( its a steel boat thing ).

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Old 24-08-2014, 18:28   #10
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NavList: for the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation by Sextant

This link will take you to Navlist, a discussion board for people into celestial navigation.
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Navlist looks interesting, but is not nearly as user friendly as CF. ______Grant.
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Sounds interesting. I did several web searches and can find nothing about
die-in-an-hour email addresses. Did find plenty of places about what one would do
if dieing in one hour. Which sounds like a good FB topic !

Do you have a hot link ?
A google search for 1 hour email should bring up lots.
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Old 29-08-2014, 06:35   #13
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Re: The Celestial Navigator

I would welcome a regular forum here on FB, too. Just afraid it would devolve into a discussion about whether celestial is relevant today (as I have seen similar threads so devolve in the past).
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I do it not only keeping with the spirit of redundancy for everything, but because I enjoy the challenge. Try it and see how close you can get to the GPS. It is , for me, a far more interesting way to pass time on a long trip than say doing crossword puzzles. My next endeavor will be trying lunars. Bruce Stark has written an interesting book on the subject.
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Agreed. I'm more interested in expanding my celestial knowledge base than in debating its relevance, however.


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