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    Re: Davis Instruments Mark 15 Sextant
    From: John McKeel
    Date: 2003 Feb 18, 13:53 -0700
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    The price is right but you get what you pay for I suspect. It is the only sextant I have used (so far). If you are careful, average your sights, check your IC by measuring the SD of the sun before and after the sight, you can get pretty good results. I use an artificial horizon twice a day to practice with (10:00 AM and 2:00 PM) and regularly come within two miles and many times much better. You will enjoy being able to take multiple sights without your arm fatiguing, but then again, you'll need to take multiple sights to be accurate.
     
    David Burch has a good article on plastic sextants on the Starpath website, http://www.starpath.com/online/celestial/plastic.pdf
     
    Cheers,
    John McKeel
    Phoenix
    -----Original Message-----
    From: George Istok [mailto:george{at}SIGLAN.COM]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:30 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Davis Instruments Mark 15 Sextant

    Just soliciting opinions on this sextant.  Any thoughts appreciated.

     

     

     

    George Istok

    Senior Consultant

    Signal Hill Consultants, Inc.

    574 232-9888 

     

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