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    Re: Back In Hobby: Some Questions, Please
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2007 Apr 25, 17:25 -0400

    Interesting.  Could not quickly locate a reference to "full-sized sextant"
    in my library so Googled it.
    
    I find the following arc radii described as "full sized:"
    
    8"
    178mm
    7"
    6.5"
    162"mm
    6"
    
    Quite a range.  If we consider 162mm to be full sized, the Astra then
    becomes a 17/18ths (large yacht ;-) size.
    
    If we consider Davis's 178mm to be full sized (which approximates the 7"
    figure I recall), then the Astra is indeed a 7/8ths yacht size.
    
    That all reminds me of a pizza bet with my father.  I bet him my 10-year-old
    1975 "mid-sized" Chevy Nova automobile was longer than his new full-sized
    Buick Century.  I won by 2".
    
    Bill
    
    
    
    
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