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Re: Magnetic Variance

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
Yes, that is exactly what I was taught. The teacher was Navy and he said any communication with Navy or Coast Guard should be in true, but for his own navigation he used magnetic because it was his opinion that it was simpler and had fewer opportunities for error.
That confuses me. If I'm using a paper chart I'd rather do the conversion when I'm not under stress, as, presumably I would be if I'm at the point where I'm giving my rescuers my position.

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