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Old 04-09-2020, 12:23 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by John R M View Post
A friend of mine did basically the same thing. He said they almost missed Hawaii. Then what would have happened?
In those long ago pre-GPS days, there were methods to make sure we didn't miss HI.
First, I swung my compass before we left L.A.
Second, we were able to take a noon sight almost every day using WWV for time.
Third, I sailed for Hilo on the Big Island that has a convenient 13,000 ft volcano on it.
Fourth and most useful, I had a second-hand RDF to locate the radio towers in Hawaii.
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