Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-11-2011, 09:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South-western Pennsylvania
Boat: no boat, I'm a "landlocked" navigator
Posts: 91
Regarding WhatStar

The late William F. Buckley Jr., in Wind Fall, The End of an Affair devoted a chapter to commenting on, describing the above mentioned program. From his comments, it sounded like a very handy program, though one problem with it seemed to be that it's "almanac" did not go beyond 1989.

In any case, nobody seems to have any information re this program, at least nobody I've contacted, including Ken Gebhardt of Celestaire, therefore this inquiry. Does anyone here know anything about What Star?

Any information, comments, data would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Alan
alan2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 10:27   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 49,849
Images: 241
Re: Regarding WhatStar

Quote:
Originally Posted by alan2 View Post
... though one problem with it seemed to be that it's "almanac" did not go beyond 1989...
I'm not surprised, since the sailing trip that forms the main subject of this book took place in 1990.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 12:02   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South-western Pennsylvania
Boat: no boat, I'm a "landlocked" navigator
Posts: 91
Re: Regarding WhatStar

Gord:

The trip did take place some years back. Sailing goes back a lot longer than that. People are still at it too.

As to the program's "almanac" not going past 1989, I suppose that it could have been extended. Seems odd that the program, appears to have dropped completely out of sight though. Perhaps the short lived span of the "almanac" could be a reason. Who knows.
alan2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.