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    Astro compass Mk11 - 6A/1174
    From: Wil Bailey
    Date: 2012 Jan 21, 21:50 -0800

    Hello. I'm a 'new member', having found my way to this site today. I have an interest in navigation and am following the guidance to make an initial post, so here goes....

    Sitting on my desk is an 'A.M. astro compass MkII 6.A/1174 ( Section/reference ) which is closely similar to that illustrated in my copy of Bowditch 1962, p.626, Figure 2515.

    I'd be pleased to add a couple of pics, but 'File attachments allowed from established NavList members only'......

    My dusty old instrument has neither 'levels' - hence no 'lubber line' - nor 'astro-compass standard'baseplate. In other respects it seems 'all there'.

    Should any member care to offer any guidance on if/how I might put this interesting device to some use, perhaps on my sailboat (!!)I'd be both intrigued and grateful.

    Wil B.


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