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post #6 of Old 01-12-2013
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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 had forgotten all about that. Did I have mine on board, or did you have yours. I've since been handed down a Davis Mark 15, I haven't taken it out of the case yet to give it a try. I've been thinking about buying a three armed protractor to plot a position on the chart with relative angles. That makes the sextant a pretty useful tool for coastal fixes, well if the GPS quits working.

S.V. Nikko
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La Conner, WA

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