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    Re: Emergency navigation: a Cruiserfix tool.
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2016 Sep 1, 12:16 +0100
    My father George Breckon carried one of these on expeditions in an open 16foot Wayfarer sailing dinghy.  I tried it as a child.  You would have to be really lost for it to be any help! I am pretty sure it broke as I didn't inherit it.

    Bill

    On 1 September 2016 at 12:08, Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com> wrote:

    Though it still depends on properly working watches - this tool allows to fix one's position without any tables and/or a sextant.

    The "Yachting Monthly" article is here. The Royal Museums Greenwich exhibit page for the Cruiserfix is here.

    The (bootleg) drawings of Cruiserfix in PDF are attached to the post. Combined with the RMG photos - it is enough info to build and use the tool.

    If not for the real navigation, at least as an educational accessory, I think it is an interesting thing to have.



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