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    Re: Silicon Sea: Leg 21
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 1997 Feb 21, 12:07 EST

    The Silicon Sea problems are worked using NAVIG94. I had to standardize on
    a program.  I chose NAVIG(NAVEX) because I had been using it for years and
    it is designed to aid in learning celestial.
    I am also a registered user of MNAV(by John Simmonds), Nav22 and PC
    Sightmaster. They all excellent for using on the Silicon Sea problems. Find
    one you like and just stick with it so that you are comfortable using it.
    For those using Tables John Simmonds also has a freeware Nautical Almanac,
    check the files at ronin.com.
    On my boat I use a pair of HP 32SII calculators(they were gifts). On is
    programmed for DR by Mercator Sailing, the other is programmed with a
    Dozier formula for sight reduction. My back Tables are H.O. 208.
    At 22:15 2/21/97 +1000, John Simmonds Wrote
    >On Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:17:26 -0800, Millard Kirk wrote:
    >>	Our answers are very close. I was wondering what method or
    >>methods did you use.  The last silicon sea cruise I used every method I
    >>could find from calculators, tables and etc.
    >>	On this leg 21 I am using the Celesticomp V or learning to use
    >>it. Is this difference with in normal limits between computer methods.
    Dan Hogan 			Yacht GACHA
        West Covina, CA		Catalina 27
        dhhogan@XXX.XXX	San Pedro, CA

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