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    Re: from a watcher
    From: Mitch B Burrill
    Date: 2002 Oct 18, 10:13 -0400

    Hurrah !
    Another pencil arithmetic devotee.
    People on this list are wonderful !
    
     -----Original Message-----
    From:   David Weilacher [mailto:daveweilacher{at}EARTHLINK.NET]
    Sent:   Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:11 PM
    To:     NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject:             Re: from a watcher
    
    I teach this stuff in my spare time and know that some of what I advocate will
    be frowned on by our learned collegues here.  But here is a different view.
    
    You need a universal plotting sheet.  Set this up before you leave.  Keep it
    below.  Keep your DR on this one.  You need to set up some extras to work
    sights on.  Keep these below also.
    
    Only take two books with you, The nautical almanac and the one volume of the
    sight reduction tables you require.
    
    Take lined tablet paper.  Throw out the proformas.
    
    Stick with just the sun for awhile.
    
    Before you go again, practice writing the following on your paper.  You need
    to memorize this.  (and what it means)
    
    
    

       
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