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    Re: FW: Re: Chronometer Suggestions
    From: Irv Haworth
    Date: 2009 Jan 14, 16:25 -0800

    Hello FER
    Sorry for delay in responding to your comments.We have been snowed in and my
    health (and perhaps mental..hi...hi) is not what it should be.
    
    O.K. If I digest your message correctly it is unclear to you what I'm trying
    to say (most unfortunate as English is my first and really only
    language..h.). I appreciate that my attempts at writing a good preacipe have
    failed.
    However before carrying forth , I would appreciate it if you would tell me ,
    exactly what is not clear. (I find it hard to believe that you are
    questioning the note about mass varying with latitude or that the  length of
    1 NM (admittedly I had tongue in check when I presented it to several
    decimal places) or that 1' of arc on a GC is = 1 NM or about Marc St.Hilaire
    and the intercept technique. 
    I think it's well known that 1' of arc varies in length as a function (cos)
    of the latitude on  say the earth so that to me leaves to believe the
    problem lies  with how does one plot his position on (a) a sphere (globe)
    (b) on a Mercator chart.
    Given the above I would be most appreciative if you would spell out, in
    specific / definitive terms where you believe my statements are without
    foundation.
    Kind regards;
    
    Irvin Francis Haworth
    L 49� 20.895' N
    � 123� 08.617 'W
     
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf
    Of frankreed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com
    Sent: January 10, 2009 4:29 AM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList 6973] Re: FW: [NavList 6952] Re: Chronometer Suggestions
    
    
    Irv H., you wrote:
    "I don't think this forum was intended to be used as a teaching platform "
    
    Who told you that?? There are plenty of opportunities to teach here.
    
    That said... ahem.
    
    Look, Irv, I've re-read this last post from you three times, and I have to
    tell you, I can't figure out what you're trying to say. And of the few
    claims you appear to be making, several seem flat-out wrong. I would invite
    you to clarify your points. Don't mince words. Spell it out in detail so we
    can make sense of what you're saying...
    
    -FER
    
    
    
    
    
    
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