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Re: Dip short calculations across a small lake
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2015 Oct 12, 21:36 -0700
Here is a dip short online calculator.
From: Steve E. Bryant
Date: 2015 Oct 12, 21:41 -0500
Dear Navlist members,
We have a couple of lakes where we take our sights. The distances across to the opposite shore will vary depending upon the particular sight.
Our height of eye will range from 6’ to 15’ and the distance across to the opposite shore will range from 0.5 mile to 2.0 miles perhaps no more than three miles.
What would be a good formula to use (statutes miles and height in feet) in order to calculate a dip short value?
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