Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Frances, ON, CA
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Not a war, just a sextant question.
Seriously, I'm just curious:
On E-bay I can buy a Davis plastic sextant for anywhere from 40 to 120 dollars depending more on model than condition.
Would I really be that much farther ahead to do that than to buy a metal replica that I could "tweak" for around 60 to 80?
At this point, a small consistent error is something I could live with as I'm not planning to dock my boat with it. To help with my point, I'm currently using a non WAAS enabled gps. The way I see it is that as long as I'm using the correct datum, my gps is still more accurate than a pencil dot on a 1:50,000 topo map, and I'm good with that. While unaware that I was using the wrong datum in one circumstance I still managed to extrapolate my actual position.