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Old 02-22-2007
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I'm impressed with all the effort that has gone into solving this. I apologize for the ambiguity in my original post. I meant the relative bearing TO the other boat (friend)was 096T, but did not make that clear. The actual USCG question uses different courses, I was looking for the method, not an answer, and if I understood trig better (at all?) I think you guys have done it. The testing is multiple choice with four possible answers given. The answers only vary by 2-3 degrees each so you have to be right on. In the actual test nothing except a simple calculator, plotter, parallel rule, dividers and a pencil are allowed. By the way, the CG has a data bank of 14,000 total questions, (Navigation General, Rules of the Road, Deck General, Navigation problems) and I am working my way through all of them(lot's of duplicates). Thanks again for all the help and ideas. If I come across something else that stumps me I'll post it. Now, back to how many round turns to put on a bitt before figure eights using nylon line:-)) John
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