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post #20 of Old 05-03-2012
Capt Len
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Re: Dead Reckoning

When dead reckoning in Arctic waters remember the sun is in the north at night and in the south during the day. The compass doesn't work if it's rough weather and mud bars don't reflect radar and waves do, so use the clutter dial. Large ice chunks caught on the bottom can indicate current in the fog and big waves can come from any direction. Daily weather reports depend on you sending in the info on side band , so be brave, wait for the signs. Now GPS takes all the fun out of it.
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