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    Re: Mercator vs. Great Circle Charts
    From: Derrick Young
    Date: 2001 Aug 29, 9:24 AM

    Rick,
    
    I understand your comment about SATNAV - but I was on a cruise ship recently
    and they still had the equipment and it was still in use.  Like many
    mariners - we seem to keep the old stuff "just in case."  I still found
    folks onboard that thought it was funny that the quartermaster was taking
    dawn/noon and dusk shots with a sextant and then working out the position
    (by hand!) to confirm what the position that the GPS and LORAN-C were
    reporting.
    
    It felt good (to me) to see their accuracy was a bit better than mine (lots
    more practice!).
    
    derrick
    

       
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