A great reply...this time.
I left out what I intend to do as it has been an overly debated subject of late. I learned to sail 50 years ago! For the most part the sextant
was still state of the art in those days. So I'm definately not 16 but just a bit more if those numbers are transposed. As my screen
name implies I'm a Marine
Corps Major (Ret.). I've logged nearly 10K offshore
miles as a singlehander but have not sailed in many years. I have a two year gameplan to fit out my Ingrid 38 and one year of intense re-introduction to singlehanding
off shore. I've always had a bit of a lust for adventure and would like to do the singlehanded non-stop RTW before I get to old to enjoy it. Here are some of my other adventure:
As a young enlisted guy I flew some 350 combat missions as a helicopter door gunner.
For 2 years I was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor
I've done survival training in the Phillipines, and witner survival in the high Sierras.
I done Mach II in the back seat of a F-4 Phantom
Built a 38 sailboat some years back
Built several expermental airplanes mostly Canards (Composite) and one tube and fabric
Climbed glaicers and run marathons and had to have both knees replaced with one's built in a factory
I see a solo RTW adventure as an opportunity to test myself, my physical and mental endurance before I get to a point in life where adventure means that I'm signing up for the wheelchair races at the rest home
To answer your question, I like the idea of a mix of paper and electronics
. I'm comfortable with both and still know haw to use my sextant
I'm not looking for sponsors and really don't want to be beholding to them. I build metal art that I give to those who donate to my cause, but it is a pay my own way basis.
I would like to thanks everyone for their responses. The photos were great. I have garnered enough information to formulate how and where I will place the chart table. Again thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to respond.