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    Re: Nautical Almanac Usage
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Oct 22, 16:47 -0400

    On Oct 22, 2004, at 4:41 PM, Michael Dorl wrote:
    > At 02:23 PM 10/22/04 -0400, Herbert Prinz wrote:
    >> Hello All Stations,
    >> In a discussion about the role of CN at sea, Ken Gebhart pointed out
    >> that the sales of Almanacs would probably be a good indicator. After a
    >> little survey, I found out that out of over 200 members of the
    >> navigation list, zero members are currently in possession of the
    >> government edition of the Nautical Almanac for the year 2005. What may
    >> we conclude from this data?
    > Have any members tried to obtain one?
    > Well, last time I got one was back in 2000 when my daughter asked me
    > what I
    > wanted for Christmas.
    > This was say Nov 1999.  She ordered and paid for the almanac.  As I
    > remember, I got it just in time for it
    > to be obsolete somewhere in late 2000.  Will I order another?  I doubt
    > it.
    > A great example of a US Govt out scoured service.  Maybe the UK does
    > better.
    >> Herbert Prinz
    I have ordered one for two years now from the GPO website and obtained
    it within two weeks, paying with a credit card.

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