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    Re: Silicon Sea : Leg 69
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2001 Apr 10, 10:12 EDT

    On 9 Apr 2001, at 22:46, Yves Arrouye wrote:
    > > [Big Snip of worked problems]
    > >
    > > You are doing OK, but doing it the hard way ;^)
    >
    > Can you point me towards an easier direction then?
    Well how exotic one gets depends on the budget. But for DR Mid-Latitude
    is fine using a calculator that does *scientific* and converts
    deg/decimal is a big plus. I used Mid-Latitude Sailing until I got an
    HP32SII calculator, then switched to Mercator Sailing. Having a
    programable calculator with sufficient memory you can apply free Rumb
    Line or Mercator Sailing formulas.
    For sight reduction a "short" table such as in the Nautical Almanac is
    fine. When I used H.O. 208 in after several reductions I could work a
    three sight fix in five minutes. There are also several free SR programs
    available for various calculators.
    > Thanks, (and thanks for the quick explanation of time zones).
    > YA
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    Catalina 27 "GACHA"
    dhhogan{at}XXX.XXX
    Navigation-L List Owner
    http://www.wa6pby.com
    

       
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