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    Re: Determining the center of the cocked hat
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2010 Nov 17, 18:28 EST
    If I am reading this correctly, this is how you use a 3-armed protractor on a chart. Move the protractor around until the 3 arms are all contacting the bearing objects and you have your position.  Sadly with my limited internet, i can't download Gary's attachment at the moment.
    In a message dated 11/17/2010 2:51:13 P.M. Central Asia Standard Tim, piterr11@gmail.com writes:
    I have come across this methodology in Coastal Nav, much as described, except that the position lines are true bearings to shore points derived from compass readings.  The point they radiate away from is the vessel's location.  Once the lines are placed on the chart, passing through the shore points, the intersection must be where the boat is.

     Gary LaPook wrote:

    ... in addition, it gives another method I had never seen before which is labels the the "Steiner Point" method. Have any of you used this method which looks like an easy, quick and accurate way to accomplish this task?

    Linked File: http://www.fer3.com/arc/imgx/FM-30-476.pdf

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