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    Re: Da Lurk
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2003 Feb 10, 06:44 -0500

    As usual, Jared has hit the nail on the head.
    
    I'd like to add to his comments by saying that in my experience, in small
    boats, maintaining a heading to within +/- 5 degrees is about the best that
    one can expect. Everything else is just an illusion. Either that or I am a
    lousy helmsman!
    
    Robert
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jared Sherman 
    To: 
    Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 12:10 AM
    Subject: Re: Da Lurk
    
    
    > Fred-
    >   Compared to the speed of
    the satellites, I think the GPS on a sailboat is always standing still, for
    all practical purposes. No helmsman can work to single degree accuracy
    except an autopilot and that's an illusion too...so the absolute accuracy of
    the GPS's doesn't really matter, does it? I think they are all sub-degree or
    nearest degree, that's a decision to be set by whoever makes the firmware
    and hardware.
    >
    
    
    

       
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