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Some modern lighthouses have 1 million candle power, a standard 100 Watt incandescent bulb has approximately 100.
Quote from: RD on 27/08/2009 05:49:59Some modern lighthouses have 1 million candle power, a standard 100 Watt incandescent bulb has approximately 100. I wonder if they will try and replace it with energy-saving bulbs...
I know it's not true but that doesn't make it less funny...
Speaking of sailors.. did you know that 3.14 of all sailors are pirates?
You`re just paranoid!
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Sailing off Greece last year one GPS was giving plausible but incorrect readings - about a mile out of position. I think the system had somehow lost its datum.
JimBob, I agree you have to set the correct datum for the chart. The point is that the plotter maybe forgot the datum. I did set it and it was OK when I started out, at some point lost its mind (though gave out a plausible position), and then only recovered following being power cycled.
JimBo,Does them nads have anything to do with yer gonads? Heard that ol' mule o' yours did a number on yours the other day.