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    Re: lv-ab: Heaving-to ... thanks for the input
    From: Yanni Nikopoulos
    Date: 2005 Oct 9, 22:15 -0400

    Well said Ahmet,
    This is what distinguishes between "sea sailors" and "safe harbour" sailors
    "hakkin var birader"
    S/V Thalia
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "ahmet erkan" 
    Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 9:11 PM
    Subject: Re: lv-ab: Heaving-to ... thanks for the input
    > >Do prove me wrong -  tell me how a GPS can calculate leeway all on its
    > >own? VMG yes when you >give it a target - Leeway i think not.
    > I don't remember Brian saying he got his information directly from his
    > GPS. He probably recorded his heading, and relative wind speed and
    > direction, from his instruments. Estimated the current, and used the GPS
    > to get a couple of fixes with time stamps. Someone questioned how he
    > plotted accurate vectors in heavy seas, but he probably took the data and
    > worked out the results later on. Let's calm down and not rip people's
    > jugular veins when they are asking for advice and trying to share their
    > experiences.
    > Thanks
    > Ahmet
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