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    Re: Silicon Sea: Leg 75
    From: Michael Wescott
    Date: 2001 Jun 22, 9:08 AM

    Dan Hogan wrote:
    > On 21 Jun 2001, at 9:57, Michael Wescott wrote:
    > > > 3)  What is the mooring fee for Silicon Sea per night?
    > > $24.50 (based on a 49' LOA).
    > OK. They actually charge the next foot greater, I'm told.
    Well, the boat is 48' 3" LOA, so the next foot greater should be 49'.
    > > > Now compare the two FIXes.
    > > On the whole the second fix was easier to calculate and lost little
    > > in the way of accuracy. The calculations that contributed most to
    > > the difference was the rounding of Ha.
    > My point. For sailboats traveling at the speeds we do. it it a waste of
    > effort and time to do SR to greater than the nearest minute.
    Right. And unless you're at anchor or just drifting, by the time the sights
    are reduced you've moved farther than any error.
            Mike Wescott

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