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post #18 of Old 04-13-2009
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We used to cruise over to the Bahamas before the time of GPS with dead rekoning and a RDF. I had made a deviation card, but stopped using it and instead I would take a pelorus to the bow and call out a mark for the helmsman to note the heading on the binnacle compass. I know there could be some cause for deviation at the bow for some vessels, but I had negligible effects on my boat and this plan always gave us a course that was successful. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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