A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Mark Coady
Date: 2019 Nov 18, 04:48 -0800
Been away from the group for awhile after months of 50-60 hour work weeks, some family medical issues, etc. Man I am tired...... I had key help move away at a time got super busy. Hopefully back to more normal.
Anyway: I was in marine consignment mystic yesterday and spotted a familiar looking sextant for sale with some unfamiliar parts. Curious if anyone had any comment on the benefits or efficiency of such things. It appears to have a full horizon mirror with prism level device and a different scope at first glance. It appears to work by confirming your frame is perpendicular to the horizon. So far all I do is rock the sextant back and forth. Seems to work fine. Does anyone use one...does it add accuracy... does it add any useful...? Just curious... Never seen one until now.
I have both mirrors for my IIIb, but personally like the split better.