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Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 20 Sep 2021, 10:25 PM
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Posted By TenFour
Yes! One reason I like the cheapo plastic Casios...

Yes! One reason I like the cheapo plastic Casios with plastic bands too. I've had a fancy metal band short out while working on the batteries onboard--not recommended! I find that I still check the...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 19 Sep 2021, 08:47 PM
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Views: 6,362
Posted By TenFour
I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts...

I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts until I am gone. Sure, I use electronic charting too, but on a small boat there is always the possibility of losing all power and electronics are never...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 18 Sep 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,362
Posted By TenFour
I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn...

I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn celestial navigation, but of course very accurate time is available via satellites and even ordinary wristwatches. You can get home clocks that...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 11 Sep 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,362
Posted By TenFour
I'm old enough to have navigated across oceans...

I'm old enough to have navigated across oceans with nothing but a sextant, a nautical almanac, and sight reduction tables (look it up). Having accurate time was critical, so we had a special...
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