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    Re: Manual calculation of compass variation
    From: Lisa Fiene
    Date: 2004 Oct 17, 13:27 +1000

    What George has written below is incredibly true. Our steering compass
    has been adjusted, so it is accurate, however when I use our hand
    bearing compass for fixes, I have to climb as high above the transom
    that I can, so that an accurate reading can be obtained.
    
    Otherwise, it's anything up to 20 degrees out!
    
    Lisa
    
      George Huxtable wrote:
    Of course, on Lisa's steel vessel, compass deviation and its correction is
    a serious matter, and in her case it's likely that compass bearings of low
    celestial bodies would be useful, not for checking variation, but instead,
    taking compass variation from the chart, for checking deviation, and how
    well the compass has been corrected..
    
    
    

       
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