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Re: sextant practice

erps taught me how while floating off his extended backyard: Hope Island. It's interesting, and not too tough to take a noon site.

I then taught my son:


The above picture was taken aboard the Schooner Adventuress, north of Stuart Island...
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A 100 foot schooner is a nice stable platform for practicing.

I was surprised that the Adventuress didn't have one, so we donated it.... Immediately, they started training the other crew members on the sextant, using the deck as a chalkboard..

It was a special moment.

Thanks, Ray!

David

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