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    Re: The Rude Star Finder and teaching stars
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2010 Nov 17, 07:38 EST
    If you are that close to territorial waters (usually 3 or 12 nm) or rocks, then you should be using piloting techniques and other instruments; not pure celestial.  As I said "in the middle of the ocean..."
    In a message dated 11/15/2010 10:11:36 A.M. Central Asia Standard Ti, alan202@verizon.net writes:

    Anabasis75 wrote:

    "In the middle of the ocean, that mile or two difference between the various triangles and intersections isn't going to make any difference at all."

    In almost any case one might choose, that sounds like gospel. Having said that, and according to Murphy, "Anything that can go wrong will, and there will always be someone who just knew it would."

    Given that I'm simply standing on the beach, I'm not likely to put anything on the rocks, nor will I ever, unintentionally cross the boundaries of anyone’s territorial waters uninvited. Others might well lack such comfortable margins for error.

    Nothing above said is intended to denigrate the problems, the responsibilities of real navigators.

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