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    Dead Reckoning or Ded Reckoning for navigation?

    Latest Gasco Safety bulletin brings this etymological conundrum up again (well the editor does).

    My dictionary (a paper one dated 1975, and my late FIL's dated 1938) only refer to Dead Reckoning.

    The current edition of Wikipedia points to an amusingly written article which explains the author's research into the etymology of both terms.

    I use Dead - actually I tend to use a GPS for location nowadays if I'm going beyond my local cabbage patch, and pilotage for determining headings and turn points.

    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor

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