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Old 20-09-2013, 12:38   #16
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Originally Posted by de0xyrib0se View Post
Here is a question, although a beginner one.

Lets assume you are on a sailboat that for whatever reason does not have GPS on it, we only have paper charts.
Take 2 handheld GPS units with you and plenty of spare batteries. Transfer coordinates to the paper chart. Compare chart with depth-sounder or lead line too. Nearly every cell phone today has a GPS receiver too. Get the app that will display the coordinates.

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Old 20-09-2013, 12:53   #17
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Re: Staying on Course (without GPS)

It's a good question.

Since you're still "into" paper, you are aware that there are things called books, some of which have been actually written about these very subjects.

I'm kinda kidding...

Chapman's is a very good one, but there are all sorts of piloting books available out there.

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Old 20-09-2013, 17:25   #18
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Re: Staying on Course (without GPS)

Has everyone forgotten about a thing called a sextant?not too hard to use just takes practice.

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