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    Re: Bowditch editions: good and bad
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2021 Feb 21, 01:38 -0800

    I always found the 1977 edition of Bowditch to be very informative having 43 pages on sight reduction and 59 comparing various methods of sight reduction. I bought it (2 volumes) then for 30 German marks (about 12-15 USD at the time). It also contained a discussion of the Dutchman's log - used since the 16th century but may have been named as such for the first time by Edmund Gunter much later - that had been dropped from the 1918 Admiralty Manual of Navigation (but taken up again in its 1938 edition). 

    Best regards

    Wolfgang

       
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