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    Re: Silicon Sea II: Show of Hands
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 1999 Mar 12, 13:47 EST

    Tom:
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    > calculators to work the problems with. What type of calculator is the best
    > for working the calculations, should it be programable?
    For a calculator, definitely a programable would be best. The pre-
    programmed calculators are excellent for working the problems at sea.
    Unfortunately most of the are passage oriented so they make it hard to
    work problems from magazines and Silicon Sea II.
    I use, as back-up and on my boat a pair of HP32SII calculators (gifts).
    One is programmed for Mercator Sailing DR the other for Sight reduction
    using a Dozier formula. I still need the Nautical Almanac and a Nav
    log. For Silicon Sea I use a registered version of Navig94.
    
    > It would be nice to see more time pass before posting the solution to the
    > problems, as it takes me a while to figure out how to work them.
    Well, the original group decision was a target of two weeks between
    Legs and the answers posted the following Wednesday. But while we were
    in the Mediterranean Sea someone posted an estimate that I would be 154
    years old when we reached Boston.
    But it's up to the List.
    > Do you have the link that I can get a copy of the navwin*.* program I am
    > not sure what version that is avaliable currently. Using search engines
    > has turned up nothing for that program, at least for me.
    Sigh, unfortunately I think they went commercial. Also last year
    roninhouse.com had a disk crash and the navigation archives were lost.
    although Ben is trying to recover them.
    There are several Navigation program authors on the list maybe they can
    post what they have available?
    [Snip]
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    dhhogan{at}XXX.XXX
    Catalina 27 "GACHA"
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