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    Re: Navigation-L Survey
    From: Glendon
    Date: 2001 Jun 11, 10:47 PM

    Let me preface my response by saying that I am a beginner at all this. I 
    purchased a couple of sextants recently and am just starting to learn the 
    techniques. I have a general interest in astronav and its history, as well as 
    an intention to put it to future use in a sailboat.
    Lee Martin
    > ******************************************
    > Navigation-L Survey
    >
    > a) Dead Reckoning
    >
    >         What is the method used most?
    >
    >     Mid-Latitude-----:Yes, to the extent that I have played around with theoretical problems
    >     Mercator Sailing-:
    >     Rhumb Line-------:
    >     Other(Name?)-----:
    >
    >
    > b) Sight Reduction
    >
    >         Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
    >
    >     Computer Program(Name?)--------:Navigator Lite
    >     Calculator(Name?)--------------:Looking at HP-48G+ or GX
    >     Short Navigation Tables,
    >         H.O. 211 etc.(Name?)-------:
    >     Standard Navigation Tables,
    >         229, 214 etc.(Name?)-------:
    >     Other(Name?)-------------------:
    >
    > c) Plotting
    >
    >    How do you do your plotting?
    >
    >     Computer Program(Name?)---:Own
    >     Universal Plotting Sheets-:yes, produced using Graph Paper Printer 
    (really handy piece of software!)
    >     Manoeuvring Board---------:USN, as well as above
    >     Radar Plotting Sheets-----:
    >     Home Made(Describe)-------:
    >
    > d) Navigation Manuals
    >
    >    Name your main reference manual:
    >
    >         Bowditch 1995 Ed.------------------:Yes
    >         Bowditch (pre-1995)----------------:1938
    >         Mixter (Primer of Navigation)------:
    >         Chapman's--------------------------:Yes
    >         Celestial Navigation for Yachtsman-:Yes
    >         Shute----------------------------------:
    >         Shirk----------------------------------:
    >         Porter---------------------------------:
    >         Hemenway-------------------------------:
               And Dutton's
    >
    >     Name a manual/book that helped you the most:
    >
    >         W.F. Buckley {at} Airborne/Video----------:
    >         Le Cours des Glenans-------------------:
    >         Bowditch-1995--------------------------:Yes, perhaps mainly because 
    I got to it first. All of the above that I have ticked have been useful and 
    informative in some way. Blewitt is good for a quick intro. Bowditch is the 
    main reference.
    >         Practical Celestial Navigation(HO 229)-:
    >         Self-Contained Celestial Navigation----:
    >         Mariner's Celestial Navigation---------:
    >         Navigation Afloat----------------------:
    >         Cruising Under Sail (E. Hiscock)-------:
    >         Shute----------------------------------:
    >         Shirk----------------------------------:
    >         Porter---------------------------------:
    >         Hemenway-------------------------------:
    >         Mixter---------------------------------:
    >
    >
    >
    > e) Do you use the Nautical Almanac?
    >
    >         Commercial-----------:
    >         USNO-----------------:
    >         Self-design Software-:
    >         Computer-------------:Navigator Lite, and Home Planet (can be used as an almanac, of sorts)
    >         USNO Web Site--------:
    >
    >
    >
    > Dan Hogan
    > dhhogan{at}verionmail.com
    

       
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