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    Re: Principles and Being Practical
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Sep 4, 18:09 -0700

    I sent this once today but don't see it on list so will try again.
    Mr. Fogg,a well stated position in my opinion for what it's worth.I was
    wondering if it was only I who had similar feelings on this matter.I was
    going to post some of my recent experiances during a transit from the
    Pacific to the Atlantic but when I signed back on list and read the posts
    since I was gone decided not to.The topics being discussed at lenght,at
    least to me,a proffessional and practical sailor were irrelivant.A good deal
    of what is discussed here are the fine points of a proceedure or maybe even
    nit-picking.There are dominate personnalities on this list just as on other
    lists.Getting a constant positional accuracy of less than 0.1 nm may be
    sought and discussed for land navigation but in reality not an overrideing
    concern at sea for the most part.The topic of gravitational hills,while
    interesting,is irrelivant to the navigation of vessels at sea.
    I've had people contact me off list from time to time,and continue to
    welcome them,with questions reguarding practical,real life navigation
    proceedures and practices.More than one stated they were intimadated by some
    of the answers or replies to some of the other questions they read on the
    I am on 2 other mailing lists that concern navigation or the sea.Everyday
    while at the office I will look at all.I find myself spending more time on
    another list as it is more practical and concerns topics discussed closer to
    my profession.
    I will continue to monitor the topics on this list.Delete them when
    irrelivant to my needs.Read them when I believe I can glean a nugget of
    information from them.I will contribute to a topic when able.

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