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Old 27-12-2008, 00:23   #1
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I Forgot To Introduce Myself...

Hi folks; Sorry, I posted before I introduced myself. Ive many and varied interests. I'm interested in learning celestial navigation (dont trust something like that to electronics which can screw up). Anyway, after that I found this forum, great place, great people.
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Old 27-12-2008, 03:51   #2
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Hey Craig:

Was never much for introductions myself but just jumped right in and started typing away...Welcome Aboard to the wacky world of cyber sailing.
My hats off to ya on the celestial nav. thing....not into it in the least myself...if the batteries go dead I guess I will be too...but I'll have to get more then 5 miles from a marina before to much worrie eh?

Ah yes the Puget Sound a sailors paradise so Im told...BS! its way to cold..... but it is very unique in that you can experiance a vast spectrum of weather in a relatively safe environment.

So whats the plan for Craig?..I must have missed your other posts.
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Old 27-12-2008, 04:13   #3
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Welcome, Craig, good to have you on the Forum! And your monkey, too. He'll fit right in!
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Old 27-12-2008, 05:03   #4
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If birds can do it....

Hello, me too... re Celestial Navigation. I would like to learn it but only for back up. I love my chart plotter and gps. I look at my charts and compass but just as the invention of the calculator has affected my ability to do math, the electronics ultimately makes one dumb. [mentally lazy] So getting a sextant and books will help keep my grey matter from atrophying anymore than it is...maybe.
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Old 27-12-2008, 13:45   #5
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Hi Craig...and welcome to the forum.

I too am interested in learning celestial navigation.

Are you familiar with Bowditch and "The American Practical Navigator"? Makes interesting reading and studying...

Here for your reading pleasure. Enjoy... Bowditch Online

BTW, you can download all the 896? pages from that site.



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Old 27-12-2008, 15:15   #6
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Aloha Craig,
Welcome aboard!
The forum has entertained some good discussion on Celestial Navigation and there are many opinions. I maintain the skill as a backup but it means I need to purchase a new Nautical Almanac each year for current sights. That's usually about $25. I'd recommend the book "Celestial Navigation by H. O. 249" John E. Milligan. I think the Mark 25 is a great sextant by the way. If you save the following site to web search engine it is the best way to do searches on this forum.

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Old 27-12-2008, 20:17   #7
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I am sorry too.
I posted without an introduction..
Without going into great detail. or trying anyway. I'm from Australia, now living in Florida. I'm an engineer by trade but my pleasure is sailing boats.
Cats preferably but have raced many a monohull all over the world.
Have sailed around oz on my own 30' Pion... (Vanderstadt). 15yrs ago.
Worked on submarines for 5 yrs.
And recently was engineer on a few private yachts out of Ft lauderdale.

The reason i searched & found this site was to mix with & learn from sailors of all types. I'm just starting to search for designers/builders to build my own world cruising cat & as such have decided to cast a broad net in hope of gaining all that i can that may help with the process.
One thing I have learned over the years is that you never know where the next usefull bit of info or learnered thing will come from.
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Old 28-12-2008, 13:44   #8
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Thanks folks. One thing I forgot to mention, my location is Vancouver.
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I am sorry too.
I posted without an introduction..
Without going into great detail. or trying anyway. I'm from Australia, now living in Florida. I'm an engineer by trade but my pleasure is sailing boats.
Cats preferably but have raced many a monohull all over the world.
Have sailed around oz on my own 30' Pion... (Vanderstadt). 15yrs ago.
Worked on submarines for 5 yrs.
And recently was engineer on a few private yachts out of Ft lauderdale.

The reason i searched & found this site was to mix with & learn from sailors of all types. I'm just starting to search for designers/builders to build my own world cruising cat & as such have decided to cast a broad net in hope of gaining all that i can that may help with the process.
One thing I have learned over the years is that you never know where the next usefull bit of info or learnered thing will come from.
Cheers to all here.
Jeff

Welcome aboard Jeff:

Sounds like you bring a lot or experiance to the fourm..Hope to hear some of it over time.
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Hi Jeff!

Gosh, I love australians. I have a few friends from Australia. I hope to visit your country next year for a diving adventure. I hope you enjoy Florida Jeff.

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