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post #12 of Old 05-03-2012
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Re: Dead Reckoning

I think there are many of us on this board who can remember when dead reckoning WAS the way you navigated. There were some electronic tools such as RDF and then the cutting edge LORAN but I, for one often couldn't afford an expensive LORAN back then. While traveling for miles in fog and then seeing a predicted mark is gratifying, doing so and then seeing something completely different is terrifying. Don't forget water depth, echoes, and the sound of surf!! in dead reckoning techniques.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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