Other Considerations

For extended sailing, it pays to have headphone adaptors on all radios. This way the navigator can listen to weather reports without disturbing the off watch. It's also very helpful to have a built-in tape recorder, or a rack for your personal tape recorder near the radios so you can tape weather broadcasts. If reception is poor, you may need the tape to

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replay several times to get the message. Other times you may he busy or needed on deck. You can have the tape set up and the radio tuned, turn them on when your wrist alarm goes off, atid go back to whatever duty calls. Or you can ask someone to turn on the tape and radio at a particular time so you can sleep.

One thing ! learned the hard way a long time ago was the value of a small, battery-operated nav station fan. (figure 1: G) Its purpose is simply to help cool off the navigator in hot weather. And before you start hollering wimp, wimp, wimp, let me provide an ocean racing scenario from back in the days when we actually used eel nav.

It's 90" 011 deck in the tropics with a nice breeze, but it is well over ioo° below decks with no breeze. Eight sailors have been living in a 9 x 25 x 6-foot space for 12 days with no laundry service. A forgotten can of frozen orange juice somehow got misplaced in a locker and exploded a week ago, and the boat is pitching and rolling in the trades. The other seven crew are on deck having a great time in the fresh air, on their way to setting an elapsed time record that will last 20 yeaTS—but the navigator is below decks with head spinning in the wooze, working out sun sights that must be finished in ail hour for the afternoon position report. Now wouldn't you grant this poor devil a small fani1 w

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