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    Re: KVH datascope for a sextant
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2010 Nov 27, 15:44 -0600
    Well it is good.... it take some getting use to as it is an electronic gizmo... I have to re-read the instruction every time I get it out, I only use it 4 to 6 time a year.  Having said that it is great to push one button and get time and Az into memory.  The problem is if you push the wrong button you have wasted a round of sights. The other issue is that with the sextant bracket on you cant put the front lens cover on.  Once on the boat for a few days, all of that is behind you and it is really convenient to have the scope record your info.  All in all I like it.

    Thomas A. Sult, MD
    3rd Opinion
    1415 First First St. South #5
    Willmar, MN 56201
    320 235 2101 Office

    On Nov 27, 2010, at 1:24 PM, Andres Ruiz wrote:

    Hello Tom,

    Hi Tom, I once almost bought a KBV but the price in the end leaned me back.
    How good is it for use with a sextant?
    I wanted it to record the time of the sight automatically, and gain precision for time.

    Andrés Ruiz
    Navigational Algorithms

    2010/11/26 Tom Sult <tsult@mac.com>
    If you find the paper I also would be interested.  I use a KVH datascope on my sextant.  It gives time, and  azimuth (+/- 0.5 degrees).  I have been using the summer / Azimuth line as a first approx for a few years.  It keep me from making Big mistakes... I still seem capable of the other types mistakes however.

    Tom Sult

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