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    Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2013 Apr 4, 19:17 -0700
    Me too.


    --- On Thu, 4/4/13, Robert Eno <enoid@northwestel.net> wrote:

    From: Robert Eno <enoid@northwestel.net>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:44 PM

    I have to agree with Sean's comment on the NA concise tables. I have gone on at length about them in previous comments to this list. That Stan finds them easier than 229 is a testament to a sharp mind.  Regrettably, I just can't wrap my mind around them. Too many steps, too tedious and too many opportunities for arithmetic errors. This is not a set of tables I would want to use in a stressful situation.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Stan K
    Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:59 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.

    Try using N.A. concise more often.  I find them easier than 229 now.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Sean C <yhshuh---com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---com>
    Sent: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 8:57 am
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Which Method do you prefer using and why.

    Methods I have tried in descending order of preference:
    1. HO 229 - super fast and makes me feel connected to "old" methods, which is why I like C.N. in the first place.
    2. Flat Bygrave - not as fast, but fascinating to me nonetheless.
    3. Scientific calculator - relatively quick, compact, and I already have several laying around.
    4. 'Regular' slide rule - not very accurate, but has the same appeal as the Bygrave.
    5. HO 249 - would probably be higher on my list if I just used it more.
    6. Computer/Phone app - seems to me you might as well just use a GPS. However, they are quite handy when you don't have anything else.
    7. N.A. concise tables - sure, they're tables just like HO 229...and a valuable backup. But have you ever tried using them? I don't think it could get much more complicated. (And yes, Geoffrey, I do still use them from time to time. ;) )
    I also enjoy the classic noon sight and ex-meridians. I only recently learned ex-meridians thanks to Jeremy C's posts re the same topic.
    -Sean C
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