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    Re: Doc On Worst Jobs at Sea
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2018 Mar 22, 13:09 -0400
    The proper name of the device you describe is "taffrail log".

    On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Bruce J. Pennino <NoReply_Pennino@fer3.com> wrote:
    At about 21 +/- minutes the film shows the determination of speed by “casting the log”.  I’ve always imagined the “log” to be smaller......I recollect seeing a smaller one somewhere. Letting the line drag on the railing does not seem like a proper practice unless the total procedure has been calibrated against two known marks and where there are no other affecting circumstances.  At some later point a “fish” with a propeller and counter was used. The “fish” was solid brass and a beautiful device. I just can’t remember the proper name.
     
    Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:00 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Doc On Worst Jobs at Sea
     

    This link will take you to a documentary on the worst jobs at sea. Go to minute 23:50 to see some sextants in action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ktD66YvJ0

    Greg Rudzinski

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