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    Re: Silicon Sea: Leg 85
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2002 Nov 12, 23:12 -0800

    > 1. Total distance from Hanalei Bay to L.A. Light = 3990 miles
    >
    > 2. Based on a Speed of 10 Kts it will take 16.6 days to L.A. Light.
    >
    > Looking at the answers, my distance was about 25% off. Even on
    > plotting sheets I think I should have done better. May have made a
    > mistake. At least I got the initial course right within a couple
    
    Yes, I did make a mistake. Forgot that I plotted the last leg at
    double the scale of the other two. The corrected total distance is
    3239 miles, just 13 miles different from the right answer. If you ask
    me, 0.4% error is good considering that I plotted the trip on pieces
    of typing paper.
    
    With the corrected distance, my E-6B gives 13.4 days for time enroute.
    
    
    

       
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