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    Re: Problem with a sextant
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Apr 27, 11:39 -0400

    Bill,
    Unfortunately Joel departed to some long trip
    and cannot give more explanation now.
    But I don't quite understand your idea either:
    
    On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Bill wrote:
    
    > If I understand Joel, what this setup would
    > measure is distance from the arc
    > to the pivot point.
    
    From WHICH point on the arc to the pivot point?
    (The outer part of the arc consists of teeth.)
    
    > I believe he suggests securing the sextant's arm and placing the dial
    > indicator against the arc
    
    Against what part of the arc? The only part of the arc which is relevant
    is covered by teeth.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    

       
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