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    Re: Jargon, terminology , words' meanings, etc.
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2018 Dec 3, 20:25 +0000
    Tony,

    I respectfully disagree with your thinking about the origin of the word “fix.”  It has nothing to do with repairing or fixing the DR position.  

    One can obtain a fix through means other than celestial navigation.  For example, taking the bearings from a vessel to two charted landmarks (for example, a lighthouse and a water tower) will yield a “fix” in coastal piloting and navigation. 

    JMcD



    On Dec 3, 2018, at 3:17 PM, Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com> wrote:

    Hello!

    It just occured to me: the "fix" word in CN context means "to repair a DR position". With time one's DR gets less and less veracious and needs fixing. At least this is what I feel|think when I hear this jargonism from seamen.

    Regards,

    Tony

    60°N 30°E

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