A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Carl Roberts
Date: 2014 Oct 2, 17:22 -0700
about 50 years ago , while I was still USN igot one of those big clunky aircraft sextants complete with case,spare bulbs etc. (celestaire wants $600+) for $35. Mid 90's Davis 25. 2000, ASTRA IIIB, Then ASTRA "PROFESSIONAL". Latest USN MOD III, MARKI, MFG 1996, with spare mirrors, and i cant find a mark or flaw any where. Iwas a USN Quartermqster, when you hoped the LORAN A would reach out a hundred miles or so as you threaded yoyr way through the bahamas and caribean where a mile or so channel threads through 12ft waters for your 20 ft DE draft. So much for the DR and soiled shorts. Alll my wanderings were from Halifax to Gitmo, before it became such a turist attraction. It was just a place to store a couple thousand marines for gunboqt diplomacy, an watch the russian boats sail right up the bay(with destroyer escort) to GITMO City. One side trip to anchor in Montego Bay and try to stay clean in the whale boat getting ashore.
I leaarned to love navigation in the NAVY!