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    Re: Abbreviation of Nautical Mile
    From: John Kabel
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 12:19 -0400

    The wrinkle of course is that distance measurement on inland lakes and
    waterways, including the Great Lakes, is done in statute miles.  Arghh!!  I
    would always work in nautical miles for 60D = st purposes and overall
    consistency, but if I ever had to voice a distance over VHF or in a report,
    I would be careful to say "nautical miles".
    
    And then there is that damned Sea-Doo with its speedometer in mi/h.  More
    Arghh!!
    
    John Kabel
    London, ON
    
    > John, I've always seen and used "nm". In the context of nautical navigation,
    > there's nothing else that will be confused with this. Those who use "M" in a
    > consistent universe where all nav will be done in nautical miles as opposed
    > to statute are probably OK--as long as they are the only ones who will be
    > reading their marks. In a less professional environment, "nm" is still less
    > likely to be confused for anything else.
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