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Re: Rules of thumb
These are more memory aids
The cardinal (buoy) rules
Western women are wasp waisted, while eastern ladies are elegantly elongated equatorially.
Correcting a compass
Can dead men vote twice at elections.
Uncorrecting a compass
True virgins make dull company at weddings.
Colregs rule 18 and some others
An over night room for sale plus snacks (and whisky)
This is a rule of thumb for going those passes with lots of current
0-3 knots either side of slack- any time
3-6 knots either side of slack - 30 minutes
6 and more - 15 minutes and getting shorter.
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