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    Compass points
    From: UNK
    Date: 2009 Sep 8, 11:38 -0700

    Can you please explain me the mystery (if any ;>) regarding some discrepancy
    in naming compass points . I found by accident of course that in Mixter ,
    "Primer of Navigation," page XX (in the end of the book) Ed.1940, Table F
    provides compass points and degrees ("the quarter points are named according
    to Merchant Marine Practice") some point names are different from that in
    other books (Bowditch, Reed, you name it).
    
    Specifically,
    
    NNE
    NExN3/4N
    NExN1/2N
    NExN1/4N
    NExN
    
    In Bowditch , Henderson, etc.
    
    NNE
    NNE1/4E
    NNE1/2E
    NNE3/4E
    NEbE
    
    Values of course the same but why are they counted from different
    intercardinal points? I thought the this kind of basic info should be pretty
    standard.
    
    
    Thank you for your time.
    
    
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