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Old 07-21-2007
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Very interesting but it can be somewhat confusing. I find it easiest to simply remember that magnetic north is offset from the true north pole. The offset is the variation. This together with any compass deviation will alter the compass course from the true course. Then any adjustment becomes automatic as I can see why it occurs and what it must be.
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