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    Bubble Sextant
    From: Steven Grobler
    Date: 2003 Feb 11, 11:47 +0800

    A few weeks ago I posted a message requesting help with my WW2 bubble
    sextant. I received very useful replies and I have now got my sextant
    working and taken my first sights - many thanks those on the group that
    have responded.
    I have taken a few photo's and written up some of things I had to do to
    get the sextant working, which I have posted at
    Unlike most of the others on the group, I don't know the first thing
    about sailing, and only very little about celestial navigation, at least
    at this stage. Unfortunately I tend to get seasick, even on the 18km
    crossing on the ferry between Fremantle and Rottnest Island here in
    Perth, Australia. I also get airsick in light aircraft, so I probably
    wouldn't have made a good aircraft navigator either! :)
    I am relying on computers to do all the number crunching to plot lines
    of position and get fixes. I get my satisfaction from the engineering
    and historical interest in my bubble sextant, and the fascination at
    being able to generate a fix from a few angle measurements...
    Steve G

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