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    Re: Navigation Survey
    From: UNK
    Date: 2001 May 25, 9:43 AM

    Navigation-L Survey
    a) Dead Reckoning
            What is the method used most?
        Mercator Sailing-:
        Rhumb Line-------: pencil & parallel rules
    b) Sight Reduction
            Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
        Computer Program(Name?)--------:
        Short Navigation Tables,
            H.O. 211 etc.(Name?)-------:
        Standard Navigation Tables,
            229, 214 etc.(Name?)-------: HO229
        Other(Name?)-------------------: Nautical Almanac
    c) Plotting
            How do you do your plotting?
        Computer Program(Name?)---:
        Universal Plotting Sheets-: Davis 8.5x11
        Maneuvering Board----------:
        Radar Plotting Sheets-----:
        Home Made(Describe)-------:
    d) Navigation Manuals
        Name your main reference manual-: Bowditch 1975/77
        Name a manual/book that helped you the most-:
            The first class I took used Dutton's _Navigation and Nautical
            Astronomy_, which was quite dry and a little technical for a
            casual student. At my father's suggestion (from his Navy days)
            I tried his copy of Mixter's _Primer of Navigation_ which was
            a much better starting point. That got the basics under my
            belt using the HO211 (Ageton) tables. From there I was able
            to re-approach Dutton and HO229 with better understanding,
            and then move on to Bowditch.
    e) Do you use the Nautical Almanac?
            Commercial-: cheaper and lies flatter
     -- Peter Smith

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