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    Re: DR vs EP vs MPP vs Fix vs Running fix
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2002 Feb 7, 18:36 -0500

    Chuck - and all-
     <"The DR position is only an approximate position because it does not allow
    for the effect of leeway, current, >
     Is there anyone here who would "reckon" their position without attemping to 
    factor in ALL known effects? If one is plotting a DR position while crossing 
    the Gulf Stream, even without knowing the current, is there anyone who would 
    not indicate *some* offset as a best guess of the current, since they 
    approximate current direction and speed are almost certain to exist to some 
    extent?
    
    I ask this as a poll, not as an arguement. My understanding of DR, the good 
    Mr. Bowditch aside, was that a navigator placed EVERYTHING he could into the 
    DR position and that it was supposed to include all "guestimates" of where 
    you actually were, not just ignoring the ones you couldn't specify to five 
    decimal places.
    
    
    

       
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