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    Re: Leg 55 results
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 1999 Jul 04, 19:01 EDT

    >This is a little late, but here are my Silicon Sea Leg 55 results.
    >The first four answers I have previously posted.
    >1.  DR Mar 16 2101Z = 47 20 S 122 52 W.  Local time 8 h behind
    Lon off a bit.
    >2.  TC to 52 30 S 100 00 W = 109, distance = 932 nm.
    Diff probably due to Lon above
    >3.  Compass course = 82.
    Same as 2, above
    >4.  DR Mar 17 0250 Z = 47 42 S 121 20 W.
    Same diff in Lon
    >(the following answers I have not posted before)
    >5.  Fix at 0250 Z = 47 03 S 118 28 W.  DR was way off.
    Diff on Lat off slighly. Lon off, but diff is less.
    >My initial reduction with the Nautical Almanac tables put the LOPs all
    >over the ocean.  I recomputed the sights with HO 211 and got better
    >results.  Intercepts were very long due to the bad assumed position. So
    >the fix was sloppier than I like, but I was too lazy to re-work the sights
    >from a better AP.
    >6.  DR after 81 hours = 52 40 S 99 44 W.
    You are off slightly, but if you were navigating using 211 and plotting
    on a plotting sheet it would be a NORMAL difference in FIX position
    between any two navigators.
    >7.  Time after 81 hours = Mar 20 1150 Z, 0450 ZT
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    Navigation-L: http://nav.cnchost.com

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