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    Re: DR plotting techniques
    From: Arthur Pearson
    Date: 2003 Oct 18, 09:26 -0400

    I was a mate on the schooner Westward in the 80's when she was a school
    ship operating off shore year round from the Canadian Maritimes to the
    Caribbean. We received paper Notices to Mariners on a regular basis and
    would update all charts in our inventory on index cards, each index card
    corresponding to a chart.  As we pulled charts for use on the voyage, we
    would pull the index cards and update the charts accordingly.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] On Behalf Of Stacy Hanna
    Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 5:55 AM
    Subject: Re: DR plotting techniques
    I guess my situation is a little different because I have quite a few
    more charts than 80 to take care of. Standard practice in the Navy is to
    have a ready list of charts that might be needed at any time that are
    always kept corrected to the most recent information and the other
    charts are only corrected when you know that he planned voyage will
    require their use. (Why correct charts for the Persian Gulf if I know my
    deployment is going to be to Central America to chase down drug boats?)
    On a weekly basis I can go to the website and download the corrections
    on my CO's ready list (entering all the charts at once separating the
    numbers by a comma, if you are going to be using the same charts all the
    time you can save the numbers in a document that you cut and paste to
    enter in the websites query window) and keep them corrected and then
    once a voyage is scheduled and I start planning I can go in and get the
    corrections for any additional charts that I am going to use.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] On Behalf Of Rodney
    Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 01:08
    Subject: Re: DR plotting techniques
    On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:19:43 -0400, Stacy Hanna wrote:
    >Actually getting the corrections off of the web is easier than ever.
    >US notice to mariners the website is
    If you think that is "easier than ever" you never used the ANMS system
    in the 1980s. The web site requires human interaction all the way
    through the process AFIK. If you know a way to automate it I will be
    forever grateful.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes J36   Opinionated old geezer
    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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