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Old 08-12-2011, 17:11   #61
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Re: Challenge: Voyaging with ZERO Navigation Tools - How Risky ?

If I was going to sail around the world without navigational instruments, the first thing I would do is purchase a steel hulled sailboat with a really thick hull.
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Do you guys ever find that constantly looking at the GPS, the radar, the AIS and monitoring the VHF detract from the experience of sailing? I can see doing that as we jump from rock to rock in the San Juans (I do it) but out in the Pacific or Atlantic, during the day, would getting a fix once a day do it?
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GPS 4 times a day max..
VHF... only if its a Mayday or directed at me...
Radar AIS... thats big boat stuff innit....
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Re: Challenge: Voyaging with ZERO Navigation Tools - How Risky ?

We always logged lat/long, average SOG, etc. every two hours on passages, at the end of the watch. The helmsman would look at the GPS every now and then to correct cross track error.
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