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    Re: Compass Rose
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Mar 19, 2:41 PM

    Just looking at it, it divides the circle into 32, and each
    of those parts in 4. Points? perhaps, as in "Three points
    off the starboard bow"? I never noticed that it was there
    until you pointed it out.
    
    
    
    
    --Original Message Text---
    From- tcarr.1
    Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 15:18:01 -0500
    
    The compass rose on a chart shows the True heading on the
    outer ring and the Magnetic heading on the inner ring.
    What is the function of the innermost (third) ring?  It
    does not correspond to markings on either the True or
    Magnetic rings and I am baffled as to what its' purpose is.
     Can anyone on the list provide an answer?  Thanks.    Tom
    Carr
    
    
    
    If you have my email stored as 'rodneym{at}ibm.net', please change it to
    
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    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa
    Senior Editor           Electronic Products
    
    "Fireman saves pregnant squirrel"  -- Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2000
    
    

       
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