Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Name or NavList Code:
    Re: News Item on Over-reliance on GPS
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2008 Nov 9, 00:43 -0500

    On Nov 8, 2008, at 7:27 PM, frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    > Fred H., you wrote:
    > "It's very nice to have one's faith in the utility of sextants on
    > small
    > boats restored now and again.  I wonder whether Frank were trolling
    > for such
    > a response!"
    > Not a bit, Fred. My point is merely that the best backup for a
    > complicated
    > GPS "system" aboard a boat, with all its complexities and risk of
    > electrical
    > failure, is a simple well-protected handheld GPS....
    > So where's the sextant then? Well, gee, that's your PRIMARY navigation
    > system.
    This seems contradictory Frank.  Either the 'complicated GPS "system"
    aboard' is the primary system or the sextant is.  In a long,
    bluewater passage in a small boat, it would seem a sextant might be
    the best primary system.
    Navigation List archive: www.fer3.com/arc
    To post, email NavList@fer3.com
    To , email NavList-@fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Get a NavList ID Code

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    A NavList ID Code guarantees your identity in NavList posts and allows faster posting of messages.

    Retrieve a NavList ID Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your NavList code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    NavList ID Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site