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    Re: Lost in the South Atlantic
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2017 Jun 26, 21:27 -0400
    Frank,

    I think you were daydreaming off the island of Trinidade, off the Brazil coast.  Do you need more?

    BTW, no conflict the weekend of the symposium.  I'll register tomorrow.

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 8:20 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Lost in the South Atlantic

    Yesterday, 25 June 2017, I was sailing in the South Atlantic aboard my 140-foot schooner "Sonho Acordado," and I was lost! Well actually, my sextant was lost for a few days, but finally it turned up, stowed in the wrong compartment (that's the trouble with such a large yacht). I took a sight of the Sun about three hours after local noon, give or take fifteen minutes. My raw sextant altitude was 29°20.5' at 16:48:30 UTC. There's no index correction since I always maintain my sextant with index error zero-ed out. My height of eye was 25 feet or so. And by good fortune, there was a rocky island visible on or beyond the horizon almost directly below the Sun. Where was I? 
    Frank Reed
       
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