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    Re: Compass Error Corection
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2010 May 15, 19:39 -0700

    Thank you for evaluation of the Franklin Piloting, I hope you would do more.
    The Techique is to quickly determine compass error while along side a pier or underway. Repeater should have a bench mark check if more than one is used. The Navy requires a fix ever three minutes and has the men to do that. even so,a single man on a repeater should be able to get a round of three bearing be for the ship shows movement on the chart. The US Navy has used this technique for many years.OCS Newport and Naval Academy has taught it from back in the 1970 and before, much of their teaching has gone as Celo Navigation has. It was stated that "My The Franklin Technique in the Journal of Navigation Vol 14 NO2, Summer of 1967 by Ernest Brown and Byron Franklin, as the most significant supplement to piloting in years and was implement into Bowditch 1977.The techique can be use on mangnetic as well, but the non systematic error will cause corection error to better the fix but, not correct all error. To better you evaluation,and the need for the technique lose you GPS and use your compass and the azimuth circle, that the way most seaman works and you to if the GPS goes South.
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