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    Lunars & Bowditch's First Method
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Aug 5, 21:20 EDT
    A few days ago Bruce S wrote:
    [the Mendo Rios method is] "similar to Bowditch's original method, before that was improved by special tables, and looks to me to be a simplification and improvement of it. "

    Isn't that backwards? The method of Mendoza Rios came first. Moore included it in his navigation manual as the "First Method", and Bowditch "inherited" it, to put it politely. He later modified it slightly, but it's fundamentally still Don Jose's.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois

       
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