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    Re: On potential error introduced by rounded values
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Jan 14, 02:48 EST
    Heny H wrote:
    "Right on Frank - AMEN!"
    Thank you. :-)
    And wrote:
    "Would only add my previous suggestion that beginners in the ART of
    Celestial Navigation seek out Mixter's "Primer of Navigation" - although
    probably out of print, it's still around, and does provide an excellent
    and bare bones source of explanations to clarify some of the more
    technical stuff that is found in the standard texts."
    I agree totally. I frequently turn to my 1943 copy of Mixter's "Primer of Navigation". There are many copies available on amazon.com, abebooks.com, etc. It's strongest trait is that it is well-written. Mixter could write and teach, and unlike many other navigation manuals, this has the strong feeling of being the work of one mine, rather than a product of 'design by committee'. And it includes a complete copy of the H.O. 211 sight reduction tables which are excellent and compact.
    "even the mighty Lecky is reputed to have run a
    ship ashore, an occurrence which at one time, at least, was not that
    unexpected, even of the best."
    And Joshua Slocum lost his beloved Aquidneck (built in Mystic, Connecticut, if I remember correctly) after a grounding on the coast of Brazil. Sailing vessels without auxiliary motors have that weakness.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
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