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sailortjk1 06-12-2007 01:04 PM

1 Minute
 
Please confirm;

1 minute of Lattitude = 1 nautical mile.

Correct?
I am having a brain fart and I need your confirmation.
Or, you can tell me I'm just plain crazy.

Faster 06-12-2007 01:05 PM

Correct! That was easy;)

sailortjk1 06-12-2007 01:07 PM

Thanks, I knew the answer, but I was having a DAH! moment.

Cruisingdad 06-12-2007 01:09 PM

THen what is a New York Minute???

Idiens 06-12-2007 01:12 PM

A minute steak?

USCGRET1990 06-12-2007 01:14 PM

Quiz: what makes a nautical mile vs. a land mile?

Cruisingdad 06-12-2007 01:15 PM

The water. HEHE!

Joel73 06-12-2007 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USCGRET1990
Quiz: what makes a nautical mile vs. a land mile?

Nautical mile is 800 more feet.

USCGRET1990 06-12-2007 01:28 PM

The international standard definition is: 1 nautical mile = 1852 metres exactly.

One nautical mile converts to:

0.998383 geographical mile
1.852 km (exact)
1.150779 mile (statute) [1]
2025.372 yard
6076.1155 feet
1 meridian arc minute at sea-level surface distance

USCGRET1990 06-12-2007 01:29 PM

...and that's a fact...Jack...!!


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