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    [Fwd: [Fwd: Davis Sextants]]
    From: Rick Emerson
    Date: 1999 Jan 26, 07:09 EST

    Rick Emerson writes:
    [...]
     >  > Rick has clearly been better at finding good, used and new sextants at bargain prices
     >  > than I have and I will defer to him on that.
     >
     > Gee, I wish my wife was as kind on that point!  [grin]
     >
     > I don't argue that a potential student should rush out and spend top
     > dollar on a sextant any more than, in my ski instructor days, I'd
     > argue for buying top of the line skis to learn to snowplow (sorry,
     > PSIA, make that "perform a gliding wedge").  I do argue, however, that
     > below some level, the student's equipment makes the learning process
     > avoidably more difficult.
    [...]
    ARGH!!!!  What was I thinking when I wrote the above?  "I'd argue for
    buying top of the line..."  That should have been "I'd argue for NOT
    buying top of the line..."
    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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