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    Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Dec 15, 23:51 -0500

    I have carried laptops on board since 1986. I have gone through three.
    One, an IBM 703 Thinkpad, went two more seasons after a direct
    saltwater splash in the companionway.
    
    On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 20:27:22 -0500, Jared Sherman wrote:
    
    >Marc-
    > laptop on board is neither convenient nor safe (for the laptop).>
    >
    > To that extent, a sextant shouldn't be aboard either. It can get thrown around and smashed.
    >
    >When I have brought a laptop aboard I treat it like a pice of crystal: Stowed 
    securely, deployed securely (i.e. velcro straps around the table; in my lap 
    only if flat water) and away from the companionway and any water. Given 
    routine care like that, it is just another instrument.
    >
    >Mighty handy one--when it is working right.
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes            NYC                                            J36 Gjo/a
    
    
    "Nuke the gay whales for Jesus" -- anon T-shirt
    
    
    

       
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