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: To "stir" a bit more (as we have used metrics for years),
: USA and 3 other countries use the opposite navigation colours
: and use different VHF marine frequencies from the rest of the
: world.

: The navigation beacon colours was noticeable when we first came
: into Japanese waters on the (US) yacht we were crewing on. I
: commented on them and the navigator was surprised, having been
: navigating by computer. I commented again as we left port and
: her comment was, "Is the computer wrong?" as it was
: showing international channel marker colours and the buoys in
: the harbour were the same colours as the US scheme. The other
: two countries? Korea and Philippines.

: I will admit the fathom was "handy" as it is so easy to
: measure when using the traditional method rather than an
: echosounder.

: Knots are still used for speed at sea and nautical wind speeds.

: Alex

A knot (measurement) is the same unit of measurement as mph, just uses nautical miles which is longer than statue miles so a different term was needed. A knot is a nautical mile per hour.

Bill H.

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