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    Re: Leg 55 results
    From: Ed Falk
    Date: 1999 Jun 21, 21:24 EDT

    > If you have WEB access got to the Navigation-L page
    > (http://nav.cnchost.com) and down load ALMNAC20.ZIP. It is free ware
    > and will provide sufficient accuracy for Silicon Sea.
    Does anybody have the source code to one of the more accurate
    software almanacs?  I wrote one myself, but it differs from
    the Nautical Almanac by up to 10 arcminutes in many cases.
    > >All plotting was done on sheets of typing paper.  DR computations by
    > >E6-B air navigation slide rule.  Sight reduction by paper and pencil. By
    > >the way, keeping up with Silicon Sea with traditional methods is pretty
    > >time-consuming, which is the main reason I don't always participate.  I've
    > >noticed everyone else seems to use computers.
    I'm trying to do it with pencil & paper.  If I wanted to use a computer,
    I'd get a GPS receiver.
    (Actually, I use a computer to generate pages from the sight reduction
    tables because I'm too cheap to buy the tables, and to double-check my
    answers, but that's it.)
    > POSPLOT.EXE is a freeware program to print plotting sheets on 8.5x11
    > paper. I have used it on Laserjet and Deskjet printers. On the boat I
    > use the Q.E.D. plotting sheet.
    See my previous note.  I've written a nice universal plotting sheet in
            -ed falk
    p.s. is leg 55 of Silicon Sea on-line anywhere?

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