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Re: Any reading suggestions?
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2019 Feb 1, 10:26 -0500
Ouch! That must have really been painful. Get well soon.
When on contract in another part of the country, far from home, I too struggled for something to do. Until I decided to replicate each method in ye olde Bowditch by implementing it in Excel. When it came to the table lookups, I tried to recreate each table by getting the fundamental underlying equation. This took up a prodigious amount of time, intellectually stimulating too.
PS I never did manage to implement the appendix on occultations. Probably the most obscure and obtuse bit of instructions I have ever read. I think it was in there to impress seamen with complication rather than to offer useful advice and methodology.
I have become imobile in bed for the comming 6 weeks, must keep left leg still from toes to hip -surgery after accident at work- (just under half ton of scrap fell on me...) and then several weeks/months of rehab.
Any suggestions on navigation literature?
Already I have done the colreg flashcards dozen times or so, same with single letter signals, signal flags, morse code, VHF and HF procedures and frequencies.
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