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    Re: Bowditch 1995 Table 18
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2005 Feb 2, 09:07 -0500

    Bill wrote :
    > My premises:
    > Bearing is the direction (cardinal angle) between the observer's north and
    > the object, true or magnetic.  That being clockwise, 0 to 360 or 0 to
    > 359.xxx.
    > Relative bearing is the angle between the bow end of the lubberline and the
    > object, clockwise, 0 to 359,xxxd (or 0 to 360d, depending on your religion
    > ;-)
    Or 0 to 180 on the starboard and 0 to 180 on the port
    > My example, by the book:
    > Course 2d true, object and shoreline to port
    > First bearing 295d true, difference 293 d
    > Second bearing, 245d true, difference 243d
    293d or 67d on the port side
    243d or 117d on the port side
    Pierre Boucher
    Pierre Boucher N
    formation en navigation de plaisance
    Ste-Therese (Quebec) Canada
    la "VOILE" ... le reste n'est que du vent...
    "Sail, Sail !"... the rest is only wind...
    EMAIL: pboucher{at}lavoile.com

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