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    Default Nautical Charts for dummies

    In a nutshell I am trying to figure out how to measure miles on a nav. chart. If what I read is correct the vertical measurements on the side of the chart are minutes. Minutes= nautical miles. Could anyone please better inform me. Also does anyone know where to take classes on reading charts ect.

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    You are right about one min is one nm and 60 nm is one deg. of lat., They have classes in the winter in Anchorage.

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    I had trouble reading the darn thing to convert NM to M, so I bought this handy gadget. It looks like a pen with a wheel on it and it tell you in miles NC, ETC. I think I paid only $20. Great thing to have and accurate.
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    FYI

    The conversion from NM to Statue Mile is 1.15

    Thus, 1 NM = 1.15 Statue Miles (i.e. "regular" mile)


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    Thanks for the info. and the links. Just goes to show I still have alot to learn.

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