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    Re: Navigation-L Survey
    From: Sam Chan
    Date: 2001 Jun 09, 12:09 AM

    ----- Original Message -----
    From  "Dan Hogan" 
    To: 
    Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:59 PM
    Subject: Navigation-L Survey
    
    
    > 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-:
    Mercator Sailing
    >     Rhumb Line-------:
    >     Other(Name?)-----:
    >
    >
    > b) Sight Reduction
    >
    >         Which is your primary Sight reduction method?
    >
    >     Computer Program(Name?)--------:
    >     Calculator(Name?)--------------:
    StarPilot
    >     Short Navigation Tables,
    >         H.O. 211 etc.(Name?)-------:
    >     Standard Navigation Tables,
    >         229, 214 etc.(Name?)-------:
    >     Other(Name?)-------------------:
    Non-programmable calculator
    >
    > c) Plotting
    >
    >    How do you do your plotting?
    >
    >     Computer Program(Name?)---:
    >     Universal Plotting Sheets-:
    For fixes
    >     Manoeuvring Board---------:
    current sailing
    >     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
    Hobbs
    Turner - Celestial for the Cruising Navigator
    Williams - Geometry of Navigation
    >
    >     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-----------:
    Comerical
    >         USNO-----------------:
    >         Self-design Software-:
    >         Computer-------------:
    Have old copy of ICE but not used often.
    >         USNO Web Site--------:
    >
    >
    >
    > Dan Hogan
    > dhhogan{at}verionmail.com
    >
    
    Sam Chan
    

       
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