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    Re: Bowditch versions
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Jan 30, 6:06 PM

    $99 is a "gouge" price.  The government prints the book and if you must have 
    it, do not pay $99.  Normal bookstores do not carry it often because they 
    have to get it from the Government Printing Office and they do not make good 
    money unless they raise the price a lot.
    Celestaire is a kinder company and sells the book at a reasonable price.  Buy 
    from them and give them the business!
    As far as reading in bed, the 1995 Bowditch is very large (8 1/2 x 11) and 
    thick, and it will not be good in bed.  I would recommend downloading the 
    PDFs, printing them 2 up on a good laser printer, and you could have a much 
    nicer bedtime reading experience.
    The original Bowditches (1802 until 1865 at least) were a smaller size that 
    are also nice to hold and read... but they are a bit fragile now!  :-)
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Yves Arrouye
    Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:35 PM
    Subject: Re: Bowditch versions
    Is $20-something an "on sale" price? I'm asking because Amazon.com (or was
    it buy.com, whoever) lists it at $99, and Celestaire at $25. And I'm
    wondering if the $25 price at Celestaire is only because of the upcoming
    2000 edition. If that's the case, I'll be tempted as Patrick to buy the 1995
    at a reasonable price. For what I'll do with it, I'd rather put down the
    difference towards other sailing stuff.
    YA - 3 ring binders don't make good bed reading anyway :)

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