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    Re: Why do we ocean navigators defer to 249 when 229isbetter?
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2014 Sep 2, 09:16 -0400
    By the way, in some bookstore or online , is it possible to buy the original H.O. 208 manual, Dreisonstok? Letcher's book is pretty good , but  I don't like carrying it around .  And I really don't want to photocopy or print 80 pages. Ween's  LOP 1927 is 51 small /medium pages.

    Also, I often check my 249 sight reduction with my TI 30.....sto1,2,3 go! Really quick.

    On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:46 AM, Bill B wrote:

     On 9/1/2014 5:41 PM, Jackson McDonald wrote:
    > Are there any advantages to using any of these tabular methods as
    > opposed to the Law of Cosines method?

    To paraphrase Frank Reed, "Computing power is cheap." A NA and $10
    TI30XA does it all.

    Score 1 for the cosine method.

    Current tabular methods can be done manually if you can add and subtract
    DMS in the sexagesimal system. No electricity required.

    Score 1 for tabular methods.
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