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    Re: Navigation Survey
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2001 May 25, 9:03 AM

    On 25 May 2001, at 7:24, Dan Hogan wrote:
    
    > Please enter the Navigation-l survey. This will aid in future Silicon Sea Legs
    > and maybe help increase list discussions. Feel free to expand any category.
    >
    > Post replies to the list primarily. I will summarize  and post the results.
    >
    > Be aware that most of the better celestial navigation books were written
    > before 1980. So still list yours.
    >
    > Navigation-L Survey
    >
    > a) Dead Reckoning
    >
    >         What is the method used most?
    >     Mid-Latitude-----:
    >     Mercator Sailing-: with HP32SII calculator
    >     Rhumb Line-------:
    >     Other(Name?)-----:
    >
    > b) Sight Reduction
    >
    >         Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
    >     Computer Program(Name?)--------: Navig96b
    >     Calculator(Name?)--------------:
    >     Short Navigation Tables,
    >         H.O. 211 etc.(Name?)-------:H.O. 208
    >     Standard Navigation Tables,
    >         229, 214 etc.(Name?)-------: 229 Small Boat Tables by Hewitt Schlerth
    >     Other(Name?)-------------------:
    >
    > c) Plotting
    >
    >         How do you do your plotting?
    >     Computer Program(Name?)---: Navig96b, posplot.exe
    >     Universal Plotting Sheets-:
    >     Maneuvering Board----------:
    >     Radar Plotting Sheets-----:
    >     Home Made(Describe)-------: D. Hogan - QED
    >
    > d) Navigation Manuals
    >
    >     Name your main reference manual-:
                    Bowditch, Pub No. 9 - 1977 Edition
    >
    >
    >     Name a manual/book that helped you the most-:
    
                    Self-Contained Celestial Navigation with H.O. 208 by John S. Letcher,
                            1977
                    Mariner's Celestial Navigation, by William Crawford, 1972
                    Navigation Afloat by Alton B. Moody, 1980
    >
    > e) Do you use the Nautical Almanac?
    >         Commercial-: Yes
    >         USNO-------:
    
    Cheers
    -Dan-
    

       
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