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    Re: On the Mischief of Geographical Position.
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Jan 24, 6:20 PM

    Theory and practice.  Some of us enjoy one more than the other...
    Rick just happens to be our chief pragmatist on this list.  He is
    only doing his job! ;-)
    
    I have learned quite a bit from the discussion myself.  I particularly
    liked the fact that we haven't discussed this topic in the past few years,
    so it is a nice NEW topic.
    
    I am, however, still waiting for George Huxtable's summary of lunars.
    I still do not have those clear in my mind either!
    
    Dan
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Richard B.
    Emerson
    Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 2:41 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: On the Mischief of Geographical Position.
    
    
    For pete's sake, is everyone supposed to sail with a gravimeter?  This thread
    is lacking only a debate on how many angels dance on the head of a pair of
    dividers and the local vertical they stand to.  [FROWN]
    
    Rick Emerson
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    
    Michael Wescott writes:
     > daveweilacher{at}EARTHLINK.NET said:
     > > ..and BTW, what does gravity have to do with determining your position
     > > with sextent and chronometer?
     >
     > What are you measuring sextant altitudes against? Whatever the reference --
     > be it artifical horizon, the sea, or plumb bob -- it's determined by gravity.
     > --
     >         Mike Wescott
     >         Wescott_Mike{at}EMC.COM
    

       
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