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    Re: Lops My $.02
    From: Wallace Venable
    Date: 1999 Jun 24, 2:16 PM

    > Gordon Talge  said (taken out of order)
    > 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".
    Some of what we see today is due to changes in "the Navy way"
    made about 20 years ago. At that time, a USN-USCG panel
    established standards for plotting. The "New Navy Way" is used in
    recent editions of Bowditch and Duttons because they are "navy
    books." These procedures are also THE LAW in United States
    Power Squadron courses.
    > 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.
    When comparing books, look at the background of the author(s).
    Some are Navy, some self-taught, etc.
    > Some of them ( PVH Weems )
    Weems was an aviator, at least by sympathy.
    > 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.
    A military vessel usually has large staff of navigators and
    assistants. It is a matter of establishing team procedures. I believe
    the New Navy Way replaces "I'm the Captain, and on MY ship..."

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