This might be handy - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-30-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,518
Thanks: 23
Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 9
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
This might be handy

NOAA's Geophysical Data Center - Geomagnetic Data
__________________
1978 Tayana 37

Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return


Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-30-2009
JiffyLube's Avatar
Grasshopper
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 894
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
JiffyLube is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
That told me all I needed to know about where I live.

Aren't you suppose to be varnishing?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-30-2009
2Gringos's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SW Devil's Triangle
Posts: 858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
2Gringos is on a distinguished road
Thanks. I sure could have used that a couple years back. I was using some old notes ( 40 something years old) taken by a guy when describing the location of a ballast pile and anchor he had seen out on the reef a mileand a half out from the beach. He had radioed a friend on the beach and had them take two compass bearings from fixed points from the beach to his anchored boat.

He sketched it all out, with the bearings, and planned to come back with some diving gear and an metal detector and really explore it. All he had with him that day was a faceplate. No snorkel or flippers. He never came back, and the friend with the sketch is now 84 years old and a friend of mine.

I worked it all out on my own, but spent a fair bit of time searching for this location. I eventually figured the declination from that year and applied it to the beach location bearings, but this program would have made that part of it way easier.
__________________
Two Americans move to the TCI.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by 2Gringos; 11-30-2009 at 07:00 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-30-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,518
Thanks: 23
Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 9
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by JiffyLube View Post
Aren't you suppose to be varnishing?
Two more boats to get done and then I may have a Sunday off to do mine
__________________
1978 Tayana 37

Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return


Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-04-2009
JiffyLube's Avatar
Grasshopper
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 894
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
JiffyLube is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Two more boats to get done and then I may have a Sunday off to do mine
I'll have to come check your work out tomorrow (going sailing).
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
power winches xort General Discussion (sailing related) 35 10-05-2009 03:20 PM
Upgrading engine hp jswwrites Gear & Maintenance 20 09-14-2006 08:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012