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    Re: FW: Plexiglass horizon
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2003 Jul 14, 22:04 -0500

    This is the first message I received as a new subscriber and am
    intrigued with your activity. What are you making and for what purpose
    please ?
    Royer, Doug wrote:
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >>From:         Royer, Doug
    >>Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 16:49
    >>To:   'navigation-l@listserve.webkahuna.com'
    >>Subject:      Plexiglass horizon
    >>Looks like Jared was thinking along the line I was.Over the weekend I
    >>bought a piece of black plexiglass 7x7 in.square,3/8 in. thick for $12.00
    >>at Ridout Plastics(any plastics store should have it).Drilled and tapped
    >>the plexiglass in each corner for a 6-32 machine bolt 1.25 in. long.Got 2
    >>more liquid levels and useing Dow RTV 3145 bonded the levels to the
    >>plexiglass.I left the paper on one side of the plexiglass in case the
    >>reflecting side gets scratched.That way I can just turn the whole thing
    >>over,reverse the the bolts in each hole,rebond the levels on the new
    >>reflection surface and use it.This is much lighter than the glass one I
    >>made.No problems in seeing clearly and sharply the points of light from
    >>stars as I used it last night to test just that.
    >>I'm leaveing this week to take a vessel from San Francisco through the
    >>Panama Canal to Jacksonville,Fla.I'll sign off the list Wen. before I
    >>leave and sign back in when I get access to a shorebased computor
    >>somewhere along the route.Take care gentlemen.
    Courtney Thomas
    S/V Mutiny
    Lying Oriental, NC

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