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Old 10 September 2004, 16:30   #51
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now talking about almanacs ever had a go of doing vertical angles with a sextant to find distance off a charted object
Now you're talking about my kind on navigation. Remind me to you all with tales of astro navigation, great circles and the like. (He he - that'll keep them out of Pompy when I'm next on duty )
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Old 10 September 2004, 16:34   #52
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Is it you that does them crop circles then Pete????

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Is it you that does them crop circles then Pete????

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Tried that once a good many years ago after a good session with the lads - nearly got mown down by a bloody great combine harvester - you just don't expect them to be out at 11pm do you?
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Old 10 September 2004, 17:27   #54
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Beer n Crop Circles Very funny images spring to mind. No wonder the farmer tried to mow ye down for wreckin the harvest

Sir Martin of The Lower Bar has announced via telephone that the briefing is at 9.15 am.

(kinell ..that means an early trip in these wintrish conditions on Zeb )

Another one with his sextant out BTW is Martin.

Paul's whizzing something out on the pute.

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Old 11 September 2004, 15:21   #56
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That was great anyways...nice trip ended up getting a tour of the legendary Lower Bar

Cheered in the winners... heard the horror stories

Met the very nice peeps from the powerboat section of the Royal Southern.

Had nice lunch...drinkies...speeches from Sir Mark....(nice trophy for your intrepid team )

Thanks for the welcome all of you and the tour (Sir Martin & Lady Anto)

Great stories...nice Saturday.

Lovely time ...ta the organisers ....

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ok here is the formula and it does work trust me . take a piece of string 60cms in length at a ratio of 60:1 each cm equals one degree place string in mouth and hold ruler and string in same hand line up ruler on charted object
the height of the charted object in cm is equal to degrees look it up in the almanac tha tables are there this will now give you a rough but fairly accurate distance off said object, throw that one in when teaching the shorebased nav courses students love it , was shown that when first went to sea as a nipper, great skipper tutor on me first boat always stuck with me same as plus two minus two for recipricol bearings
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Old 11 September 2004, 15:26   #58
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I will try all that after a few glasses of red Ta Tim

Ah darn it...we are going to BS at the weekend..

You can go again surely ??? (Go on go on go on )

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A great deal of technicality went into our journey....

First bearing took us towards the Hamble area...then on towards Lymington.

We were slowed up a lot there but a tip off on the phone caused us to do 180 turn and head back for the Hamble River and the Royal Southern.

We got a minor award for our efforts.

Thank you to the esteemed Committee.

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Was it bumpy and are there any pictures?
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