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    Re: Re[2]: Compass Course
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 1997 May 05, 18:30 EDT

    On 5 May 1997, Tom Harrelson wrote:
    > The compass corrections acronyms brought back great memories.
    > In order to memorize the formula TVMDCAW we used the phrase
    > 'True Virgins Make Dull Company At Weddings" which is True
    > Variation Magnetic Deviation Compass Add West
    And, going the other direction, "Can Dead Men Vote Twice At
    Elections?"
    Chuck Taylor
    Everett, WA, USA
    ctaylor{at}XXX.XXX
    > ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
    > Subject: Re: [Nml] Compass Course
    > Author:  dhhogan{at}XXX.XXX at Internet
    > Date:    5/4/1997 11:09 PM
    >
    >
    > At 17:07 5/4/97 -0700, Millard Kirk wrote:
    > [Snip]
    >
    > >Maybe I need to know the difference between:
    > >Compass Course, Magnetic Course, and Course to Steer, or at least
    > >between Compass Course (CC) and Course to Steer.
    >
    > Compass Course= the True Course adjusted for Var and Dev.
    > Magnetic Course= the TC adjusted for Magnetic variation only.
    > Course to Steer= The Compass Course to follow adjusted for Dev, Var, and
    >                  current. Usually used with the Sailings in calculator and
    >                  computer programs.
    >
    >
    >
    > TVMDC (uncorrection) covers changing from True Course to Compass Course
    > that you steer.
    >
    >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    > Dan Hogan                Yacht GACHA
    >     West Covina, CA          Catalina 27
    >     dhhogan{at}XXX.XXX     San Pedro, CA
    >
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