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Old 06-01-2013, 12:02   #1
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Walker Trailing Mechanical Log

Walker Trailing knot log complete in wooden box. Has all original parts. We took it on a cruise as a back-up to our knot log and GPS units. Never used it.
Probably best as an antique on a mantle but if someone is interested make an offer.

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Walker Trailing knot log complete in wooden box. Has all original parts. We took it on a cruise as a back-up to our knot log and GPS units. Never used it.
Probably best as an antique on a mantle but if someone is interested make an offer.

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Barb--A complete Walker Patent Log is worth a small fortune but you should be offering it on one of the Brit sites. You might try the SSCA site and/or the Cruising Association site, or both. (Frankly, I think I'd hang onto that thing if at all possible, however.)

FWIW...
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Thanks for the interest it has now been sold.
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Barb, Would you mind telling us what it sold for?
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I bought it for $200. I don't know if that's high or low, but it is worth that much to me and I'll be happy to have it: I enjoyed using my last one on most passages, when the navigation is so straightforward that there's no risk to going traditional. And I'm thinking it'll be a cute home school math lesson to teach my seven year old daughter dead reckoning with it -- she won't need to multiply to move the assumed position.

Though now I wonder if the AIS receiver will work if the GPS is off -- maybe we'll just have to cover it up with a piece of paper.

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Man, I would have paid that. Good find.
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Atlantic Blue Marlin just LOVE those rotors.
Don't ask how I know.
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Atlantic Blue Marlin just LOVE those rotors.
Don't ask how I know.
Were yours painted black? I read in the old books to do that, and so did, and never had a strike on mine.

I've also read that some people use a wire leader, but am not sure how long you'd need -- 24"? It seems like it'd break the taffrail anyways when it pulls on it, whether or not it chews through the rope.
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Re: Walker Trailing Mechanical Log

I lost one to a fish or something in the dark somewhere between Hawaii and Washington. Took a big chunk out of the mahogany taffrail and made a heck of loud noise. I think I'd rather lose a rotor than the whole thing.
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Back when I was selling Walker Logs we used to kid about putting hooks on them and using them for lures. We sold a lot of replacement spinners.
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