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    Re: Bris sextant
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Nov 6, 11:16 +0000
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Bris sextant was not related to the owner of  the tiny lttle 15 foot sailboat that crossed the Atlantic in 1989 with Sven Lundin and his wife Olga. Those who have read Cruising World magazine back then may remember the series of articles that were published covering the adventures of vessel and crew.
     
    Check this link. Its in a Scandiavian lanuage, but you can get the idea. http://www.yrvind.com/ Could the illustration be showing the device your discussing?
     
    I read somehwere that the boat Bris is on exhibit somewhere on the East Coast.
     
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    -------------- Original message from Robert Gainer <robert_gainer_2@HOTMAIL.COM>: --------------


    > I made one with some microscope slides and so far cannot get it to work. I
    > am going to Kennebunk Port Maine this weekend and a friend up there has one
    > that he says works. He is going to let me try it out on Sunday when we go
    > for a ride with the boat. The idea sounds great, we will see.
    > All the best,
    > Robert Gainer
    >
    >
    > >From: "Royer, Doug"
    > >Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List
    > >To: NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > >Subject: Bris sextant
    > >Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 16:40:58 -0800
    > >
    > >Robert,
    > >A Bris sextant is an interesting little tool.
    > >Here are a few link! s that explain the little guy and how to use one.
    > >Also,searching the archives I found a few threads about this device.
    > >One is Navigation 0301 by Gary Harkins a few years ago.
    > >Here are the links(you have to have a translator to read these):
    > >
    > >http://www.yrvind.com/
    > >
    > >http://www.cassons-plath.de/catalog/096e.html
    > >
    > >I quite enjoy useing the one I have in the backyard or on trips to the
    > >desert.
    > >Small,compact and easy to use.I use a Palm OS based N.A. and reduction
    > >program(I also carry a GPS along) as both are compact and easy to use and
    > >that is important while hiking/backpacking in the desert .
    >
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