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    Re: Left-handed sextants
    From: António Canas
    Date: 2001 Apr 23, 3:30 PM

    In 1927 there is a Portuguese pilot that proposed some changes in the
    sextant that he used to make it more "user friendly". One of this changes
    was to make it left-handed in order to make it easier and quicker to write
    down his sights.
    He proposed this changes to the "Plath" factory who makes the sextants for
    air navigation in accordance with "System Admiral Gago Coutinho". I don't
    know how many of this sextants were made.
    I think I can get some pictures of this sextants. I'd like to know if I can
    send the pictures to the group?
    ----- Original Message -----
    From  Will O'Neil 
    Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 3:58 AM
    Subject: Re: Left-handed sextants
    > Steve,
    > Bruce Bauer, in his The Sextant Handbook, wonders the same thing, and
    shows an antique left-handed sextant that he found. He makes the argument
    that a left-handed sextant makes it easier and quicker for a right-hander to
    write down his sights, which makes some sense. On the whole, though, I think
    I agree with Bill.
    > I wonder if there are any lefties who would care to comment? Do you find
    using a "right-handed" sextant easy and natural?
    > Will O'Neil

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