View Poll Results: Can you navigate w/o GPS or Loran?
Yep, sure can... old school.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:52 PM
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Opps....."Vector" and "Distance"
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:57 PM
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To convert your compass heading to True heading you must take into account the variation(natural caused by true north not being at the North pole) and Deviation(your stereo and amps are interfering with the compass)
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:01 PM
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Always plot courses on your chart in True headings.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:09 PM
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Did I pass? Going for my Capt'n license in a couple of months, so I hope I did well

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Old 02-01-2005, 10:11 PM
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You are on a course of 340 heading north from the Bahamas to the NE United States in the Miami to New York Race. Your compass reads 340,your deviation is 3 degrees west,your variation is 4 degrees east. To convert your compass to the true heading on your chart 340(compass)-3W(deviation)=337 (Magnetic)+4E(variation)=341 (true)
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:12 PM
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You got it TONTO! Just post whorin a bit here with some boat relevant info. Going to Sea School?
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:19 PM
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West is best and East is least. Doug
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:21 PM
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Nope, going straight for the license. If I can't pass the test, I will try, try, try, and try again.

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Anyone that gives a damn about old school(or electronic) navigation should get a copy of Chapman's Piloting.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:24 PM
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Which license Tonto?
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