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    FW: Slip
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Apr 24, 18:02 -0700

    Rino,thanks for the humor.It was just what I needed.Thay's what I like about
    seaman and boat people,no matter how bad or hairy it can get out there,they
    always find the humor in the situation.You're a proffesional mariner,why
    don't you post and share some of your experiances with the list?You most
    certainly can bring some good ideas to light.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Rino [mailto:jobbox@bellsouth.net]
    Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 17:44
    Subject: Re: Slip
    In my (fairly recent) experience, walker logs were carried, but only as a
    backup.  As an apprentice, I sailed on a ship with a pitottube log, but all
    ships after that had doppler logs.
    BTW, to check the pitot log, Mates used the 'beer bottle' method:
    1. Make Mate's apprentice drink at least half a case of beer
    2. Take apprentice and case of beer to bow
    3. Make apprentice throw empty bottles in water (one by one!)
    4. Measure time each bottle takes to get from bow to stern
    5. Make apprentice calculate average speed
    6. Have a good laugh at half-drunk apprentice's expense, while drinking
    other half of case
    Those were the days...  :-)

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