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    Re: SNO-T Sextant
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2004 Aug 11, 14:41 -0500

    Thanks for all the support here   :-)
    What does such a sight tube to which you refer cost ?
    Bruce Stark wrote:
    > Courtney,
    > If you are already skilled with a sextant, then the inverting scope may
    > be all you'll need. But at least buy a sight tube. One made to fit a
    > Tamaya will fit the SNO-T, and I'm guessing it will fit your SNO-M. That
    > inverting scope must be something like seven power, and the greater the
    > power, the faster the things you're trying to bring together jitter
    > around. On a small boat, in anything but ideal conditions, you'll
    > probably find you do better with a sight tube than with a powerful scope.
    > If you are just starting to learn to use a sextant, leave the inverting
    > scope in the box until everything else is second nature.
    > The "rough contact" I was talking about has to do with what you see in
    > the horizon glass, or mirror. You want the two things you're measuring
    > the angle between to appear there. This is easier to get with the scope
    > off. Then, with the scope on, you can perfect the contact between them.
    > Bruce
    s/v Mutiny
    Rhodes Bounty II
    lying Oriental, NC

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