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    Lops My $.02
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 1999 Jun 24, 12:00 PM

    Just thought I would throw in my $.02 on the LOP question.
    I have several books on celestial navigation and they are
    not consistant on how they draw the LOP and Az lines on
    the plotting sheets.
    Some of them ( PVH Weems ) have a circle around the assumed position
    with no arrows, others have arrows on everything. So who is to say.
    On Navy ships, the rules and procedures of navigation are ridged and
    must be followed to the letter. ( I would hate to be the sailor that
    ran the aircraft carrier on to the beach ) No doute the Navy wants everything
    just so. I know that the Navy has a certain way of doing things. My father-in-
    law worked on radar on the USS Sanders in WWII.  He always said, "There is
    the right way, the wrong way, and the Navy way".
    For civilians, if you are the navigator on a commercial ship,
    no doute you have to comply with the rules of the company that owns the
    ship and of course, maritime law or end up in trouble ( a la Exxon Valdez ).
    A single person on their own private boat, can no doute do pretty much
    what they want.
    -- Gordon
                                        (. .)
             |  Gordon Talge WB6YKK            e-mail: gtalge@pe.net  |
             |  Department of Mathematics      QTH: Loma Linda, CA    |
             |  Notre Dame High School         Lat.  N  34� 03.1'     |
             |  Riverside, CA 92506            Long. W 117� 15.2'     |
             |  http://www.pe.net/ND                                  |

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