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post #3 of Old 01-01-2003
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collision course - Tip

We were taught to close one eye, extend an arm and hold a finger on the subject vessel and then freeze. If the vessel retreats from the finger you will pass forward, if it advances from the finger you will pass aft, and if the vessel remains on the finger, you are on a collision course.
The method works anywhere at any angle or speed.
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