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    Re: Silicon Sea: Leg 70
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2001 Apr 25, 00:48 EDT

    Mike:
    On 24 Apr 2001, at 17:37, Michael Wescott wrote:
    > yves{at}XXX.XXX said:
    > >> 1)  What is the total distance in nautical miles to Cristobal?
    > >> --  ----------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > > Using great circle sailings:
    >
    > > Leg 1: 287.1d  84   Nm
    > > Leg 2: 264.4d 519.9 Nm
    > > Leg 3: 228d   712.3 Nm
    >
    > > for a total of 1316.2 Nm.
    This is a bit too high a distance. But if you calculate using Great Circle,
    Rhumb-Line, Mercator Sailing, or Mid-Latitude you will get slightly different
    distances for each but not quite that much.
    >
    > I think you need to recompute that last leg. I get 613.3 nm using
    > Great Circle.
    >
    >
    > --
    >         Mike Wescott
    >         Wescott_Mike{at}XXX.XXX
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    Catalina 27 "GACHA"
    dhhogan{at}XXX.XXX
    Navigation-L List Owner
    http://www.wa6pby.com
    

       
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