Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    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
    If you have my email stored as 'rodneym@ibm.net', please change it to
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa
    Senior Editor           Electronic Products
    "Fireman saves pregnant squirrel"  -- Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2000

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site