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    Re: How Many Chronometers?
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 May 12, 13:59 -0700

    Gary L., for the case of two chronometers disagreeing, you wrote:
    "But which one? The way to handle this is to work the sight using one of the 
    chronometers and then to also plot the fix after adjusting its longitude for 
    the difference in the two times. Then plan your next course and actions based 
    on which of the two fixes places you closest to danger." 
    
    Now there's a nice practical approach. I like it.
    
    And you wrote:
    "And there is much to be gained in peace of mind when they do agree since 
    it is very unlikely that they both failed in the same way allowing them 
    to stay in step even though they are both wrong."
    
    Right. That's what I was trying to say though I don't think I got it across as 
    clearly as you have here. As long as they are in reasonable agreement, two 
    chronometers are indeed better than one.
    
    -FER
    
    
    
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