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    Re: Relative plotting vs Geographical plotting
    From: Herbert Prinz
    Date: 2002 Jan 12, 6:45 PM

    Brian Whatcott wrote:
    > It turns out that for the people who wrote the word 'ship' as navis,
    > and before them, as nafs there was indeed no necessary connotation
    >   of sails as the motive force,
    Exactly my point. That's why I don't understand the zeal to restrict the scope of
    this discussion group to the navigation of sailing vessels.
    > 'quinquiremes from Nineveh'.
    Is it not quinqueremis (pl. quinqueremes),  from quinque and remus, five ruders?
    > What is the priority of a rowed  vessel in open water encounters,   I wonder?
    > :-)
    Basically that of a sailing vessel, as per Rules 18 and 25. This actually
    underlines the point I made earlier about the silliness of Rule 12.
    Best regards
    Herbert Prinz (from 1368950/-4603950/4182550 ECEF)

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