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    Re: Retracing Sir Shackleton's journey
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2014 Jan 16, 13:35 -0500
    Hewitt,

    Some of us righties have had to learn to write lefty!

    Ha!  Not really, at least in my case.  But, seriously, I can see your point.  Never thought about it that way.

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Hewitt Schlereth <hhew36---.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 1:12 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Retracing Sir Shackleton's journey


    FWIW re southpaws and sextants:

    I'm left-handed and liked the fact that holding the sextant with my right hand I did not have to let go of the sextant or shift it to the other hand in order to write down sights. So, to me being a lefty is an advantage.

    Hewitt

    On Jan 16, 2014, at 9:23 AM, "Stan K" <slk1000---.com> wrote:


    Yes, that was apparent to me.  I thought my quotation marks and smiley would be enough.  :-(

    I thought it was particularly timely in light of Frank's recent "oops" saying that sextants favored left-handed people.

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 11:58 am
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Retracing Sir Shackleton's journey


    Stan,
    The negative was probably transposed in the dark room. Any visible arc numbers or lettering should verify this.
    Greg Rudzinski
    Re: Retracing Sir Shackleton's journey
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2014 Jan 16, 03:58 -0500
    I finally got around to watching the first of the three episodes. The original expedition must have had money to spare. The photograph of Worsley shows him holding a "custom left-handed" Hezzanith sextant. ;-)
    Stan
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