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post #27 of Old 02-22-2007
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On a paper chart, plot your friend's DR track out past the time you want to meet, then set a compass to the distance you can make during that same period. Set the compass point on your current position, and strike an arc through your friend's DR track; this is point where and when the meeting will take place, if you steer the course between your current position and there. If the arc does not intersect your friends track, one of your assumptions is unrealistic (speed, etc.). You can adjust for set and drift as you near each other. That's the way I did it thirty years ago, in the Navy, on the bridge.
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