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    Re: Camel-train Navigation.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Nov 6, 07:37 +1100

    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kieran Kelly"
    > ....Possibly most surprising is that the Freiberger Yachting
    > Sextant had an index error of 0dd when
    > it arrived from the factory in Germany and despite being packed on a camel
    > saddle for 732km had the same index error when we finished. I found this
    > almost impossible to believe ...
    
    My Freiberger Yachting Sextant was bought second-hand, so with an unknown
    history (I suspect little use) and after checking and adjustment by a
    competant technician has kept its index error of 0 ever since. Along the way
    to buying it I looked at a new one that had a huge index error, so can only
    think that something horrible must have happened to it after leaving the
    factory.
    
    I have pads of foam that - just - fit between the sextant and the walls of
    its box and attempt to dampen the small movements the fitted box allows.
    Onboard a small boat has to be a terrible place to store a precision
    instrument.
    
    
    

       
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