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    Re: Mercator vs. Great Circle Charts
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Aug 29, 3:03 PM

    Please, Rick. You larger point is well taken, but you are confusing the QE2 
    with other vessels that did what you said. The QE2 was
    another problem entirely.
    
    The one that grounded off Nantucket was doing automatic ded reckoning almost 
    all the way from Bermuda, because nobody looked
    at the computer. I feel pretty sure it started blinking as soon as the GPS became disconnected.
    
    On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:35:37 -0400, Richard B. Emerson wrote:
    
    >
    >After the QE2 taking the bottom on a rock off Nantucket and a couple
    >of similar groundings from blindly following the data on a nav
    >console, any captain who doesn't wear suspenders, a belt, and a
    >skyhook to keep his or her navigational pants up is asking for
    >problems.  Your observation suggests at least one captain so
    >equipped. [s]
    >
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Contributing Editor           Electronic Products
    Curmudgeonhood achieved June 30
    

       
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