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    Re: Bowditch versions
    From: UNK
    Date: 2001 Jan 30, 09:06 EST

    Patrick McVey [mailto:mcveyp.MOHAVE@XXX.XXX] said:
    > What features, data, cool stuff would one lose if they got the
    > Bowditch 1995 versus the 2001 Edition?
    > I'm asking because I saw Bowditch 1995 on sale for $23 at West
    > Marine. I'd rather save the money and have something adequate
    > rather than spend more so I can shoot sights eternally, if me
    > and the Sun are still  around. The other non-ephemeral info
    > should be the same as when Nathaniel wrote it. Right? I actually
    > considered the logistics of printing out the Bowditch webpage,
    > on both sides, punch three holes in it and haul that 3-ring
    > binder on my sailboat...
    A better low-cost option might be to look on eBay and pick up
    and older edition. These days, there are a lot of 1936-1943
    editions for sale cheap, as the WWII generation dies off and
    their copies of BOwditch, Dutton, and Mixter come out of
    the attic. These editions don't cover HO229, electronics, or
    provide much of the calculations behind the tables. The 1958
    edition, reprinted a couple of times in the 1960's is better
    in those regards. The two-volume sets from the 1970's and 1980's
    are best. The 1995 (and presumably, 2000) edition omits much
    historical info and many tables.
     -- Peter

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