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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?
        Mid-Latitude-----:
        Mercator Sailing-:
        Rhumb Line-------: pencil & parallel rules
        Other(Name?)-----:
    
    b) Sight Reduction
    
            Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
        Computer Program(Name?)--------:
        Calculator(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
            USNO-------:
    
     -- Peter Smith
    

       
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