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    Re: Navigation-L Survey
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Jun 11, 7:08 AM

    On Fri, 8 Jun 2001 21:59:02 -0700, Dan Hogan wrote:
    
    >OK. One more time. PLEASE respond to the survey. Even if you are just getting
    >started.
    >
    >Post replies to the list primarily. I will summarize and post the results.
    >
    >Be aware that most of the better celestial navigation books were written
    >before 1980. So still list yours.
    >
    >Navigation-l subscribers listed 182. The response to the survey has been 10!.
    >
    >Results will be posted June 13.
    >
    >******************************************
    >Navigation-L Survey
    >
    >a) Dead Reckoning
    >
    >        What is the method used most?
    >
    >    Mid-Latitude-----:
    >    Mercator Sailing-:
    >    Rhumb Line-------:X
    >    Other(Name?)-----:
    >
    >
    >b) Sight Reduction
    >
    >        Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
    >
    >    Computer Program(Name?)--------:Spreadsheet with almanac algorithm, 
    programmed one sight to a row, so running fixes are almost automatic. My wife 
    did this originally in Lotus 123 in 1988. Works with any spreadsheet.
    >    Calculator(Name?)--------------:originally used TI 59 with navigation 
    cartridge, back in 1970s. The book that came with the nav cartridge explained 
    clearly what every routine did.
    >    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?)---:
    >    Universal Plotting Sheets-:
    >    Manoeuvring Board---------:XX
    >    Radar Plotting Sheets-----:
    >    Home Made(Describe)-------:
    >
    >d) Navigation Manuals
    >
    >   Name your main reference manual:
    >
    >        Bowditch 1995 Ed.------------------:
    >        Bowditch (pre-1995)----------------:
    >        Mixter (Primer of Navigation)------:
    >        Chapman's--------------------------:
    >        Celestial Navigation for Yachtsman-:
    >        Shute----------------------------------:
    >        Shirk----------------------------------:
    >        Porter---------------------------------:
    >        Hemenway-------------------------------:
    >
    Dutton
    
    >    Name a manual/book that helped you the most:
    >
    >        W.F. Buckley {at} Airborne/Video----------:
    >        Le Cours des Glenans-------------------:
    >        Bowditch-1995--------------------------:
    >        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-----------------:X
    >        Self-design Software-:X
    >        Computer-------------:any laptop PC
    >        USNO Web Site--------:
    >
    >
    >
    >Dan Hogan
    >dhhogan{at}verionmail.com
    
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa     rodneym---global.net
    Senior Editor           Electronic Products
    
    "Fireman saves pregnant squirrel"  -- Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2000
    

       
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