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    Re: DR plotting techniques
    From: N S Gurnell
    Date: 2003 Oct 16, 16:50 -0700
    Sixty years ago the UK Commercial exams required what was called a DAY'S WORK. this was a D.R calculation using the Traverse Table in the Nautical tables. You could factor in leeway and currents.  It kept us off the rocks in the North Atlantic (Most of the time).  I believe the AQUITANIA crossed the Atlantic from New York heading for Cherbourg with thick fog all the way and got so far up Bantry Bay that she had to back out.   Lotsa luck.nsg

    Dan Allen <danallen46{at}COMCAST.NET> wrote:
    On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 11:14 AM, Royer, Doug wrote:

    > I would like to ask the members of the list who sail or pilot power
    > vessels
    > how or what techniques they use to find their DR pos. while underway.I
    > am
    > only interested in what methods you use and don't wish to get into a
    > discussion of accuracy as yet.

    I always have a paper chart open to use as reference. I also have a
    GPS on with built-in charts (chartplotter). I also use a radar in bad
    weather or at night.


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