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    RES: RES: Lights,Leds and scopes etc.
    From: Jos? Otavio O. de Almeida
    Date: 2003 Oct 16, 11:17 -0300

    Bruce, I guess I have the old timer`s bug myself. Probably most of us who
    still use a sextant have.But this guy (Julian)went
    further:http://harrier.users.netlink.co.uk/index.htm#Contents. I met him in
    Salvador, having crossed the Atlantic in his 25 footer, which he designed
    and built, following the "Beagle" path. No engine, no canned food, celestial
    navigation only, and trying to adjust his watch by lunar distances.In his
    late 60s I guess. Admirable.
    
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    De: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]Em nome de Bruce Stark
    Enviada em: quarta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2003 19:20
    Para: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Assunto: Re: RES: Lights,Leds and scopes etc.
    
    
    Jose,
    
    I'd actually prefer an inverting 'scope. My special interest is the old
    nautical astronomy, and that's what the old timers had to work with.
    According to
    the nineteenth-century navigation manuals an inverting 'scope takes time to
    get
    used to, but after that is no trouble. Lewis, of Lewis & Clark, mentioned
    that he preferred the inverting 'scope for all his sights.
    
    I can't afford one of the old vernier sextants, not a topnotch one anyway,
    so
    want to put an inverting 'scope with collimating wires on the sextant I have
    and trust.
    
    That's a great idea, fitting a spotting 'scope to your sextant! If I can't
    get an inverting 'scope, that's what I'll do.
    
    Bruce
    
    
    

       
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