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Old 28-08-2008, 16:19   #16
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Thanks Sandy and Dave. Good point re COG. Would it be close, however, if I did it (of course while motoring, which I avoid whenever possible) in a no current/no wind situation? I'm on the Great Lakes so we don't have tidal issues like you ocean dudes/dudettes and rarely much of a current (with notable exceptions; ie Little Current which is occasionally, anything but little)

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Old 28-08-2008, 22:22   #17
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when i run my motor i transport to the bermuda triangle, my compass just spins wildly. the funny part is its a diesel

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:30   #18
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Diesels make magnetism just fine! I'm guessing your compass is on your binnacle and the engine is directly under it.

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