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    Re: Azimuth Formula Questions
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Nov 2, 15:45 -0500

    Doug wrote>
    
    > Both systems(208 + 211)are
    > based to reduce sights by using t(MA)instead of the way the newer tabulation
    > methods,except HO-214,are formatted. What is really nice about the HO-211
    > system is a person only needs the HO-211 data book (35 pgs) and a NA to
    > reduce sights from any band of latitude. One can forget about carrying all
    > the volumes of the newer systems onboard. And both are just as "accurate" as
    > are the newer tabulation methods of sight reduction "in the real world".
    
    Thank you all.
    
    If I understand, HO211 divides the triangle into 2 right triangles.  Is that
    the case with 208 as well?
    
    My regular cruising waters are the Great Lakes. Because of the proximity of
    shores, light pollution from Chicago etc., my initial choice was 229 over
    249 as 229 appeared to offer more choice in body selection.  There certainly
    is a case to me made for one small volume.  My cruising grounds (Great
    Lakes) require two 229 volumes.  Head south and I need a bookmobile to lug
    them all;-)
    
    With Lake Michigan boats now on the hard, and dinghy sailing/racing about
    done for the season, I hope to learn more about 208/211 when the snow flies.
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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