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    Re: On the Mischief of Geographical Position.
    From: Richard B. Emerson
    Date: 2002 Jan 24, 3:41 PM

    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@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@EMC.COM

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