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    Re: Yet again still on LOPs
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2002 May 5, 04:31 +1000

    Dov Kruger wrote:
    > The  problem with this logic is that you are probably using additional
    > information to supplement your reading. If you always shoot your
    > position from the same spot, you "know" the answer and may keep fiddling
    > with the sextant until you get a reading that "makes sense." For
    > example, if you get a LOP that is in the water, I suspect you do it
    > again.
    At the time we are flat out busy (as is generally the case with dawn and
    dusk sights) just recording the raw data that we take away from that windy
    and often cold place to be reduced later. Ideally we would repair to the
    local hostelry there to pore over our figures, but in practice we drink
    beer instead! It would take better minds than we possess to 'fudge' our raw
    data to give us the results we are looking for.
    Again, I would invite you all to try it for yourselves, just theorizing
    about how it 'might' work or not is of limited value.
    And let us know your results ...

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