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    Re: Left-handed sextants
    From: William Trayfors
    Date: 2001 Apr 22, 22:51 EDT

    Steve:
    Nope.  And, for right-handed people, holding a sextant in the right hand is
    almost sure to be better because:
    1.  you need to keep it as steady as possible; this requires strength,
    particularly in a small vessel bouncing around at sea;
    2.  adjustments to the micrometer are very easy...don't require any
    strength at all, so can be done with left hand; and
    3.  most right-handed persons are "right-eyed", too, so holding a sextant
    in the right hand and bringing its optic to the right eye seems natural.
    Bill
    At 11:31 AM 4/23/2001 +0900, you wrote:
    >Have you ever seen a left-handed sextant?
    >
    >Wouldn't it be easier for righties to hold the sextant in their left hand
    >and adjust it with their right hand?
    >
    >Steve
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