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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    I don’t have any opinions on the list (and anyone is welcome to add to it!)
    It's a fine list and the things I don't think I need it was legitimate to think about whether I needed them or not. Having only really been sailing for the past 15 years all my stuff is relatively new (except walker log of indeterminate age form eBay)

    Omissions may be Ocean Passages for the World and admiralty tide tables?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    I always sail with:
    An old copy of Lecky's Wrinkles in Practical Navigation, a WW2 Nazi bayonet and a large tub of Stockholm Tar.
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
    John Hawkins

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    My copy of Lecky’s Wrinkles has gone back to proper seagoing as I gave it to the Chief Officer who took my son under his wing when the latter was a deck cadet. The chapters on deviation and correction of the magnetic compass were always two grades above my pay grade.

    I actually do have Ocean Passages second edition on board, but I think I’m more likely to rely on Jimmy Cornell’s books.

  4. #14
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    Atlantic
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    JSATSC Yachts were equipped with everything from a generation ago. And kept up to the latest ammendment state.
    Makes me feel good thinking about it!
    We all recognise things move on but what memories you have invoked thanks.
    Im the only person I know who owns two sextants, knows how to use them, has a wife who does to but out of the two of us Im the only one who has one tattoooed on their arm. ☺

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    I always sail with:
    An old copy of Lecky's Wrinkles in Practical Navigation, a WW2 Nazi bayonet and a large tub of Stockholm Tar.
    Pencil. How antediluvian is that!

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewB View Post
    Pencil.
    2B or not 2B?

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    1. Binoculars

    Yes, kept on deck and used regularly.

    2. Hand bearing compass

    Have one on board, but mostly prefer the compass built into the binos.

    3. Stopwatch

    No, and can’t immediately think of what I might use one for. Though I have a stopwatch app on my phone...

    4. Lead line

    No, but I have a self-contained battery-operated sounder for backup to the main one. I do vaguely intend to put a line on board for things like checking sounder calibration and feeling around the boat if grounded, my not currently having one isn’t a deliberate decision.

    5. Admiralty Pilots

    Several pilot books covering my cruising area, but not Admiralty ones. I imagine being aimed at commercial shipping their selection of information isn’t the most applicable to me.

    6. Walker log

    No.

    7. Sextant

    No. I only sail coastally and cross-Channel.

    8. Deck watch

    Don’t have a sextant.

    9. List of Lights

    Charts are either up to date or, at worst, have the corrections sheet tucked into the pack if I haven’t got round to applying them. So I don’t see the point of a stand-alone list of lights.

    10. Norie’s Tables (or the one the Navy use).

    No sextant.

    11. The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide

    Yes, actually, though not sure how applicable much of it is to coastal yachting.

    12. International Code of Signals

    No. If I need to communicate with someone at sea it’ll be by VHF voice in English.

    13. Signal flags

    Only a Q flag and relevant courtesy flags.

    14. Nautical Almanac
    15. Yachtsman’s Almanac / Tide Tables

    Reed’s.

    16. C A Handbook.

    Not a member, have other pilot books.

    17. Paper charts, Portland plotter or parallel rules and dividers.

    Yes. And a Yeoman which makes GPS-integrated chartwork effortless and has probably done a fair bit to delay their complete abandonment in favour of the two plotters

    18. Station Pointer...

    Nope. The Yeoman goes some way to doing its job in practice.

    19. Aneroid barometer?

    Yes, on the cabin bulkhead next to the clock and rarely consulted

    20. Long wave radio for shipping forecasts?

    No, I get the shipping forecast from the Navtex (as a backup and comparison for more detailed forecasts via the Internet.)

    Pete

  8. #18
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    Jul 2008
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    My ex JSATSC boat had been meticulously swept clean of everything except:
    The Raymarine transducers (including the radar scanner and the masthead wind things)
    The binnacle compass
    The Walker log plate
    The stability book.
    I’ve put it all back, with current versions of the electronics apart from the ICOM M801E which they no longer make and which I am still looking for

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by laika View Post
    2B or not 2B?
    Take a Gold Star and go to the top of the class!

  10. #20
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    Oct 2002
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    Plymouth
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    Default Re: Does anyone still (a) use, and or (b) carry aboard, any or all of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    I donít have any opinions on the list (and anyone is welcome to add to it!)

    I was just pottering around on board and was struck by both the quantity of stuff my MAB is obliged to tote round with her and by how ancient some of it is... the Walker log and the stopwatch were inherited from my father, I bought the hand bearing compass in 1973, the sextant in 1982, the binoculars in 1986, and so on. It all gives me a nice warm glow but most of it gets used once a decade.

    I only put my Walker log ashore three years ago and it vacated a nice stowage space for my house slippers. I also had a hand bearing compass from the 1970's but stupidly got rid of it on the shaky grounds that it was showing it's age, the replacement is very poor. I have new bins as well, the key use is checking if there is a bar or pub in any new anchorage.

    Of the rest, charts are vital for me and so is the radio for test matches, I have a barometer it looks the part and tide tables for Dover each year - pinched off the tint'erweb

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