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Old 07-10-2008
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When I sailed as Second Mate we always carried a version of Scotch tape that you can write on with a pencil. For charts that were used often and the DR track was the same, which is commonly the case on a merchant ship, I'd lay out the course on the chart, confirm it with the Master, and then lay a couple of strips of that tape over it side by side. They were just enough for you to plot your fix and easily erasable afterwards.
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